British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
International students in UK
Language teacher training
language programme evaluation
Areas of expertise
My expertise includes a range of professional fields in the area of English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Specific research interests include language programme evaluation, language teaching and teacher development, and language learning explored from language socialisation and identity perspectives.
I joined the Graduate School of Education in 2002. Since then I have directed the MSc in TESOL (formerly the MEd TESOL), coordinated the higher degree pathways in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (EdD and MPhil/PhD), and coordinated the Centre for Research on Language and Education (CREOLE). I have directed three externally funded research projects – TIR, Pro-CLIL and SAIL – and worked on two others: ELIP and SILP.
I currently direct InSITE, a study of teaching and continuing professional development in collaboration with ESOL and other teachers in the Further Education sector.
Languages (other than English)
I have been interviewed for articles in the national press in UK, and featured in a TV documentary on English teaching in Hong Kong.