Glenys Waters, M.Ed.

Senior Literacy and Education Consultant


  • M.Ed. (by research only), On the Brink: A survey and evaluation of vernacular education and language programming at the provincial level within Papua New Guinea (PNG), La Trobe University, 1997
  • B.Ed., Adult Literacy, La Trobe University, 1993
  • Trained Primary Teaching Certificate, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 1970
  • Certificate IV, Assessment and Workplace Training, Teen Challenge International Ministry Institute, 2005

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2013–
  • Project Coordinator, Solomon Islands Literacy Support Project No. 2, SIL Australia, 2011–
  • Literacy and Training Consultant, SIL Australia, 2008–
  • Senior teaching staff, EQUIP Training, SIL Australia, 2003–

Other professional experience and service

  • Project Coordinator, Solomon Islands Indigenous Languages Support Project No. 1, SIL Australia, 2008–2011
  • Principal, EQUIP Training, SIL Australia, 2003–2007
  • Literacy and Program Planning Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1988–2003
  • Literacy worker, Takia language project, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1991–2000
  • Literacy worker, Djinang language project, SIL Australian Aborigines and Islanders Branch (AAIB), 1976–1987
  • Teacher, Kenmore Primary School, Queensland, Australia, 1972–1973
  • Teacher, Templestowe Primary School, Victoria, Australia, 1971

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 3
  • Pijin: ILR 2+

Research interests

  • Development and evaluation of adult literacy primers
  • Developing descriptors of the stages of adult literacy development in rural Solomon Islands contexts
  • Development of literacy monitoring tools for use by Literacy Association of the Solomon Islands (LASI) trainers
  • Issues that affect the development of effective training programs for national literacy and translation workers