Primary Department
School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies
Associate Staff
Aileen Pearson Evans
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus

Academic biography

Aileen Pearson-Evans, BA, MA, HDip, Ed, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Intercultural Studies, in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University. She holds a doctorate from Trinity College Dublin on the topic of Irish university students’ cross-cultural adjustment during study abroad in Japan. She has worked extensively both at home and abroad teaching EFL, French, German and Japanese language and culture. Her teaching/research interests include: cross-cultural adaptation, the intercultural dimension of foreign language teaching, intercultural training and conflict resolution, East-West communication, intercultural issues in work environments. She co-ordinated the EU Leonardo-funded European Intercultural Workplace (EIW) project (2004-7), led by DCU and comprising a partnership of 10 European countries, which investigated the impact of cultural diversity at work and produced a set of training materials entitled 'Europe at Work' (DVD and Training manual) to enhance communication and intercultural awareness and understanding within European workplaces.  She is Director of the DCU Languaculture Space, a multilingual /multicultural hub which she established in 2012, where International and Domestic students meet and share their languages and cultures. The DCU Languaculture Space was recently awarded a European Language Label 2018. Recent publications include: ‘Recording the Journey: Irish students in Japan’ in Living and Studying Abroad (M. Byram and A. Feng Eds., 2006).

Research interests

Intercultural Communication Theory, Cross-cultural Business Management, Multicultural Education, Conflict Resolution, Cross-cultural Adaptation and Learning through Study Abroad, East-West Communication, Intercultural Theories in Language Teaching