Dr Damaris Carlisle

Dr Damaris Carlisle

Lecturer-in-charge, The Learning Centre
  • 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


Driven by a passion for education's transformative power, Dr Damaris Carlisle brings over three decades of experience, enriched by diverse cultures and pedagogical approaches, to her role as Lecturer-in-Charge of The Learning Centre at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.

Her commitment to inclusivity stems from a deep belief in every individual's right to flourish. Informed by her doctoral research on the experience of learners with disabilities in their tertiary journeys, Dr. Carlisle champions personalised approaches that cater to each student's unique needs and aspirations.

Technology plays a vital role in her vision. Text-to-speech software, note-taking apps and other assistive tools become bridges to empower students to fully engage in their artistic pursuits. Eager to foster a culture of inclusivity throughout LASALLE, Dr Carlisle collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to raise awareness, challenge preconceptions, and build a vibrant community where every voice is heard and valued.

Research and Practice


  • 'Harnessing virtual reality: Tackling foreign language anxiety and elevating public speaking skills'. Co-authored with Park, S., Gillies, M., & Pan, X. 10th Asian Conference on Education and International Development, 7 June 2024. https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.43
  • 'COIL, COILer, COILing: English Language Learners Participating in Collaborative Online International Learning.' Co-authored with Judith Luna Sáenz. The Southeast Asian Conference on Education 2023 Official Conference Proceedings, 2023, pp. 1–13. Available at: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-5240.2023.1
  • Oh! She’s doing fine: Realities and Concerns of Learners with Disabilities at University in Singapore'. In K. V. Zhuang, M. E. Wong, & D. Goodley (Eds.), Not Without Us: Perspectives on Disability and Inclusion in Singapore (pp. 295–314). Ethos Books, 2023
  • 'Disability support for students with special educational needs at institutes of higher learning in Singapore: A historical perspective to developments in education policy', Disability and the Global South. Vol 9 No 1, 2130–2151. Available at: https://www.dgsjournal.org. ISSN 2050-7364
  • ‘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