Personal profile

Research interests


I am leader of the Language and Educational Practices (LEP) research cluster and convenor of the EdD unit on Language, Culture & Education. I have worked in the field of international language education for 30 years, having been a language teacher, lecturer, translator, researcher and curriculum consultant in several countries of East Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For several years I was involved in British Council and DfID funded curriculum development projects in China and Indonesia, from which I developed a continuing interest in the Asia Pacific region.


My recent research projects and publications have focused on language and identity (including the critique of ‘the East Asian learner’ stereotype); the branding and marketization of English as an International Language; and the role of intercultural communication in the internationalization of education. I use several languages in my personal and professional life, most recently concentrating on Modern Greek.


Willing to supervise PhD

1) Language awareness and intercultural communication. This includes:
English for academic purposes (EAP)
language, culture and identity,
English as an International Language, English as a Lingua Franca and World Englishes
grammar learning and teaching
code switching

2) Second language teacher education and development. This includes:
teacher cognition
pedagogy of international English language education
English as a medium of instruction
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

3) Assessment and feedback, especially language testing.

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Education / Academic qualification

PhD Language Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, Kent

1 Apr 19961 Jan 2001

Master of Education, University of Leeds

1 Sep 198830 Sep 1989

BA , Bachelor of Arts, Hull

1 Sep 19811 Jul 1985

Cambridge Cert TEFL 1986

External positions

External Examiner, UG General Modular Scheme, Canterbury Christ Church University

1 Sep 201330 Sep 2017

External Examiner, BA English Language and Communication, Canterbury Christ Church University

1 Sep 201230 Sep 2016

External Examiner, MEd TESOL, University of Exeter

1 Oct 200830 Sep 2012


  • L Education (General)
  • Intercultural communication
  • Applied Linguistics
  • discourse analysis
  • Second language teacher education

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intercultural skills Social Sciences
staff Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
International Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
measurement method Social Sciences
project Social Sciences
university Social Sciences

Projects 2004 2017

Research Output 1994 2017

intercultural skills
measurement method
Open Access
intercultural skills
measurement method
United Arab Emirates