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My research interests are in the fields of English Language Learning and Teaching (e.g. ELT, TESOL, EAL, EAP) and Education. I am particularly interested in dialogue and interactivities in educational contexts, with a focus on the activity of speaking to investigate stance-taking, positionality, and perspective sharing.
I am also interested in the application of research in corpus linguistics to education and have been involved in the design, development, and research of a number of spoken (academic and learner) corpora investigating the construction of knowledge in classroom contexts, speaking skills, stance-taking and language use in intercultural and multicultural contexts.
My research has also been applied to the development of community-based approaches to English Language learning for refugee families.
I teach on the following masters and doctoral modules: Language Learning for TESOL; Language Awareness for TESOL; TESOL: Discourse and Pedagogy.
I supervise doctoral students in the following areas: English for Academic Purposes (EAP); Computer mediated communication and English Language Learning and Teaching; Speaking Skills in EAL; English Langauge Learning and Resilience; Mutlimodality in School English Language Teaching
QUB Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence (2014)
EdD Coordinator (Professional Doctorate in Education)
MSc TESOL Coordinator
Willingness to take PhD students
- TESOL and English Language Learning (ESL, EFL, EAL)
- Academic Discourse and English for Specific Purposes
- Applied Corpus Studies
- Speaking Skills
- English Language Learning and Migration
- Early online date
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
English Language Education at University: Trends and Challenges in Teaching and Learning Academic Discourse in the UK
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.72 SJR 1.051 SNIP 2.062
Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.413 SNIP 0.791
Taylor and Francis
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.41 SJR 0.458 SNIP 1.009
Activity: Membership types › Membership of external research organisation
Activity: Consultancy types › Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities