Dr Shamala Sundaray

School of Health and Social Care
Dr Shamala Sundaray
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  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    HS340 Professional Enquiry Proposal - Supervisor



This is my first appoinment with the University of Essex. I have prior experience in the Higher Education back in my home country of Singapore. I have taught both undergraduates and postgraduates across three universities in Singapore.


University of Essex

  • Lecturer (R), University of Essex (19/12/2022 - present)

Other academic

  • Pre-sessional English Tutor, Royal Holloway University of London (15/7/2022 - 11/8/2022)

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University (22/4/2020 - 1/12/2021)

  • Associate Faculty, Singapore University of Social Sciences (2/1/2018 - 18/12/2022)

  • Research Fellow, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (11/9/2017 - 24/2/2018)

  • Sessional Lecturer, Psychology, James Cook University Singapore (1/3/2017 - 31/10/2019)

  • Lecturer, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University (11/8/2014 - 31/5/2017)

  • Visiting Scholar, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (15/7/2014 - 30/6/2015)

  • Lecturer, LCC, Nanyang Technological University (2/6/2008 - 22/1/2012)

  • Associate Lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences (1/7/2007 - 31/10/2009)

  • Research Assistant, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (1/12/2005 - 31/5/2007)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Understanding Typical Communication (HS132)

  • Identification of Acquired Communication Abilities and Difficulties (HS232)

  • Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy (HS235)

  • Skills 2 Portfolio (HS708)


Journal articles (3)

Loh, CE., Sundaray, S., Merga, M. and Gao, J., (2021). Principals and Teachers’ Perspectives of Their School Libraries and Implications for School Library Policy. Journal of Library Administration. 61 (5), 550-571

Woon, FT., Yogarrajah, EC., Fong, S., Salleh, NSM., Sundaray, S. and Styles, SJ., (2021). Creating a Corpus of Multilingual Parent-Child Speech Remotely: Lessons Learned in a Large-Scale Onscreen Picturebook Sharing Task. Frontiers in Psychology. 12, 734936-

Sundaray, S., Marinis, T. and Bose, A., (2018). Comprehending Non-literal Language: Effects of Aging and Bilingualism. Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 2230-

Conferences (2)

Sundaray, S., Yap, D., Woon, FT., Yogarrajah, EC. and Styles, SJ., A Remote Intervention to Enhance Child-Directed Speech: an RCT for Infants and Toddlers

Sundaray, S., Can ageing old adults benefit from being bilingual?

Other (1)

Data_Sheet_1.PDF,Frontiers Media SA



Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

HS340 Professional Enquiry Proposal - Supervisor