I received my PhD in English Language Teaching and my MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Essex. I also have a BA in English Language and Literature that I received by the University of Nicosia.
I worked as an EFL and ESP Lecturer at the University of Nicosia and as a Teacher Trainer and course director for European Educational Institutes and Eramsus+ programmes. During my PhD studies, I taught Foundations of TEFL, Methodology of TEFL, and Literature in Language Teaching for students at an undergraduate level. I have also worked as an English Language Teacher in secondary schools and colleges. I am currently a lecturer at the University of Essex, and I teach on various undergraduate and postgraduate modules on teacher education and the use of literature in the language classroom. I am also the director and coordinator of the Certificate in TEFL
My main research interests are in the use of literature, films and other literary artefacts as a resource for language teaching purposes, on teacher education, and in second/foreign language learning pedagogy.