Dr Damaris Carlisle


Dr Damaris Carlisle

Lecturer-in-charge, Certificate in English for the Creative Arts and The Learning Centre Head
  • Doctor of Education, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  • BA (Hons) Social Policy with Social Work Certificate, Middlesex University, UK
  • Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults, UK


Damaris’s career as a teacher of English, spanning more than 30 years, has taken her to distant corners of the world, from Spain to South America, from the UK to Australia and finally returning to Singapore. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of settings from the social services sector to the corporate world, before moving into academia.

Her role in running The Learning Centre at LASALLE, providing academic support to students and staff in the college, inspired her to complete her Doctorate in Education. She investigated issues of concern experienced by learners with disabilities and special educational needs as they transition to and experience their first year of study at a university in Singapore. She remains passionate about education and promoting an inclusive campus.  

Professional Practice/Research Output


  • ‘See me, hear me: Successes and challenges of students with invisible disabilities at university in Singapore’, Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences (APJDD), Vol 9 No 1, (Jan 2022). Available at: https://www.das.org.sg/publications.html?view=publications&id=302
  • 'Contextualizing Historical Education Policy Formation Through the Use of Online Access to Parliamentary Debates: Managing Documentary Data', SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online, SAGE Publications, Ltd., 2022. Available at: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529600421.
  • 'Magical Reference Management Software', SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online, SAGE Publications, Ltd., 2022. Available at: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529799026.
  • 'Using Social Media Platforms and Apps for Recruiting Participants and Conducting Interviews', SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online, SAGE Publications, Ltd., 2022.  Available at: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529798906.
Research Interests
  • Phonology
  • Student Motivation
  • Developing Self-study Skills