Prof. Gillian Wigglesworth is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne and chief investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. She has published widely in both first and second language acquisition as well as bilingualism. Her major research focus is on the languages Australia Indigenous children living in remote communities are learning, and the linguistic challenges the children face as they enter the formal, usually English-based, school system. She has worked extensively with Indigenous children growing up in these remote communities in both the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Her focus is on their languages, the complexity of their language ecology, and how these interact with English. Her most recent book, co-edited with Jane Simpson and Jill Vaughan, From Home to School: Language Practices of Indigenous Children and Youth, (Palgrave Macmillan) documents much of this work.