Associate Professor Karen Moni has had extensive experience teaching and researching in the field of English and literacy education. Her research interests include adolescent literacy and literature, literacy and young adults with intellectual disabilities, teacher education and teaching and learning in higher education. Dr Moni is also the Executive Director of Latch-On - a research and teaching program focusing on literacy and young adults with intellectual disabilities. Karen is a past president of ETAQ and past editor of the peer-reviewed journal English in Australia, the national journal for AATE (The Australian Association for the Teaching of English). She has recently been the President and past president of AATE.