Biography

I joined the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as Associate Professor in Education in August 2019 to implement and lead the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  My responsibilities include directing the Master’s in TESOL, coordinating all the Master’s courses in the School and leading the Language in Education Research Group.

I have extensive experience of language teaching in several local contexts and of linguistic/teacher education at universities.  In the UK, I started my career as a Teaching Assistant at Queen’s University Belfast, where I worked in the former Schools of English and Education.  During my time there, I taught undergraduate students in English Language as well as Master’s students in TESOL, and English Language and Linguistics.

I then worked as a Lecturer in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at the University of Stirling for approximately seven years.  In addition to convening and teaching face-to-face and online Master’s modules, I led the implementation of the PhD in TESOL Research and was Stirling’s Education Pathway Representative in the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science.

Over the years, I have supervised a number of undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students to successful completion.  I would welcome inquiries for supervision in any of the following (non-exhaustive) areas: TESOL, corpus linguistics, English for academic purposes (EAP), teacher education and academic/pedagogical discourse analysis.

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