Career

1998-2006 Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, English Language Centre, Northumbria University

Prior to this I have held a number of temporary teaching posts at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, University College Ripon and York, and University of Durham, as well as, locum Speech and Language Therapy (paediatric) posts in North & South Tyneside. I was employed as a Research Associate on an ESRC funded research project R000235869 'First language maintenance and development by British-born Chinese children in Tyneside' for 18 months (1996-7) and in 1995 spend a wonderful year as a visiting research scholar at the University of Michigan, USA.

Academic Background

  • PhD, Newcastle, 1996
  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Psychology, Newcastle, 1992

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