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 contexts and of language/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. Soon after my PhD viva, I was appointed a Lecturer in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at the University of Stirling. In addition to convening and teaching face-to-face and online Master’s modules, I led the implementation of the PhD in TESOL Research at Stirling.

With regard to research, I have worked on a number of funded projects, having secured approximately £400k for those projects in which I was the principal investigator and even more in those where I was a co-investigator. I have published book chapters and journal papers as well as edited/authored books in my areas of expertise.

Over the years, I have supervised a number of students to successful completion. I would welcome inquiries for PhD 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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