Research Interests

My main area of research is around migration, language, learning and technology in various permutations. I am interested in the application of technology for using, learning and teaching languages and the interplay of linguistic and digital practices of multilingual and transnational families.

I am not currently accepting new doctoral students. For information about my current students and their work, please see the Learning and Teaching Languages Research Lab page

Recent Publications

  • Cunningham UM., Rashid S. and Le T. (2019) The effect of learner training on the use of digital tools to support English writing skills.. Asian EFL Journal 21(2).
  • Davis N., Harris L. and Cunningham U. (2019) Professional ecologies shaping technology adoption in early childhood education with multilingual children. British Journal of Educational Technology 50(3): 1320-1339. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12774.
  • Cunningham U. and King J. (2018) Language, Ethnicity, and Belonging for the Children of Migrants in New Zealand. SAGE Open 8(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244018782571.
  • Harris L., Davis N., Cunningham U., de Vocht L., Macfarlane S., Gregory N., Aukuso S., Ova Taleni T. and Dobson J. (2018) Exploring the opportunities and challenges of the digital world for early childhood services with vulnerable children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(11) http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112407.
  • Le T., Cunningham UM. and Watson K. (2018) The relationship between willingness to communicate and social presence in an online English language course. The JALT CALL Journal 14(1): 43-59.