Rolian acquired her MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong and achieved an overall distinction. Her dissertation, entitled “Discursive Leadership of Anson Chan and Carrie Lam: How do the most “Powerful” Hong Kong Women in Politics Take their Stances?”, was awarded a distinction and published at the HKU Scholars Hub. Her research interests include discourse analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics and pedagogies in EAP/ESP, discursive leadership, and gender and language.
Prior to joining CLE, Rolian taught workplace English and EAP/ESP courses at post-secondary institutions. At CLE, she teaches LANG1401 and LABU2060 for undergraduates from a range of disciplines. She is dedicated to facilitating students’ learning and academic literacy development, as well as enhancing their professional communicative competence.
Teaching aside, Rolian is a French culinary arts enthusiast who obtained the professional Disciples Escoffier Diploma in French Cuisine. She is also a modern calligraphy lover and certified florist specialising in the arts of preserved flowers.
- Discourse analysis
- Gender and Language
- Leadership discourse
- Stancetaking in discourse
- Systemic Functional Linguistics
- Pedagogies in EAP/ESP