Adam Schembri studied English at the University of Sydney before completing a masters degree in Linguistics. He graduated in 2002 with a PhD in Linguistics, focussed on aspects of the grammar of Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Adam has worked at a number of institutions as a researcher, casual lecturer, and sign language interpreter, including at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, and the Renwick Centre at the University of Newcastle in Australia, as well as at the University of Bristol and University College London in the UK. His research and teaching experience has encompassed a number of areas in sign language linguistics, including work on aspects of the lexicon, grammar and sociolinguistics of Auslan and British Sign Language (BSL). In 2007, he published an introductory textbook with Cambridge University Press entitled 'Australian Sign Language (Auslan): An introduction to sign language linguistics', co-authored with Trevor Johnston. He joined La Trobe University in 2011, and moved into the Linguistics program in 2013.