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Lecturer, Language and Culture, Keele University

Ella Tennant leads Intercultural Communication and language modules and also plays a role in development and teaching for the Liberal Arts degree programme.

Ella’s interest in languages, culture, communication, performance and digital literacy comes from her extensive international experience which includes living, working and conducting research in France, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Spain. In addition to her roles in Higher Education, Ella has worked in business and management, with her own companies in Hong Kong and Spain, and as a writer and translator.

Ella holds a BA Honours degree in French Modern Arts, MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She also conducted research for the University of Hong Kong in the field of Japanese Studies and is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • 2012–present
    Teaching Fellow, Keele University
  • 2017–present
    Acting Programme Director, Liberal Arts, Keele University


  • 1993 
    University of Hong Kong, MA Comparative Asian Studies