Dr Sue Wilson worked as a primary teacher and ICT Coordinator before teaching and researching literacy education at Monash University. Her work explores the wide range of benefits to students in the use of quality literature as well as the development of literate identities. She has investigated pedagogical considerations in academic writing development and the implementation of book discussions, as well as barriers to effective student participation. Sue is interested in the ways that collegiate literacy discussions support connectedness, critical thinking, problem solving, and understandings of the world and one’s place in it for learners of all ages. Sue values the engagement opportunities that she is able to foster through her work at Monash University, such as in her work with schools and community partners as well as in her research across international contexts.