2011 – 2014 ESRC funded PhD in Education, University of York
2010 – 2011 MA in Language Learning and Education, University of York
2006 – 2010 BA in Linguistics and Education (with a year in Europe), University of York
Principal Research Assistant for British Academy funded research project on Improving the perceived relevance of Modern Foreign Languages in Year 9 (lead by Dr Florentina Taylor).
Deputy Co-ordinator for Advanced Research Methods and Skills series
PGR Representative for IEE student study space
The role of explicit knowledge in foreign language learning at primary school: Is it useful for foreign language learning, and can it be trained?
My PhD will investigate the effectiveness of explicit grammar instruction for primary school level foreign language learners and will explore whether children, learning within the Primary school classroom, are able to make use of the resulting explicit knowledge in their language learning and language use.
ESRC PhD Scholarship in Education