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Lecturer in Language Learning and Teaching, University of York

I am Programme Leader for the PhD Programme in Applied Linguistics (offered jointly by the Department of Education and the Department of Language and Linguistics), and Programme Leader for the MA in Teaching English to Young Learners.

I teach a variety of core and option modules on the MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, as well as Undergraduate modules on Language in Education and Skills for Studying Education.

I joined the Department on 1 October 2015 as a lecturer in language education.

Before this, I taught languages and a variety of linguistics courses at the Open University for eight years, specialising on developing distance language learning materials for German in particular.

I have also worked at the University of Plymouth and University of Exeter as a research fellow in student learning, and taught language modules at the University of Exeter and Durham.

I completed my PhD at the University of Exeter in Bilingual First Language Acquisition in 1999. I completed my first degree in French, History and Education Studies at the University of Munster, Germany, in 1990. I completed my PGCE (Modern Languages) at the University of Oxford in 1993.


  • –present
    lecturer in language learning and teaching, University of York


  • 1990 
    University of Munster, Germany, French, History, Education