I joined the Department of Education at the University of York as an Associate Lecturer in Language Education in January 2015. Having gained a BA in Education, I finished a diploma in Curriculum Design and then an MA in TESOL. In 2010, I completed a PhD in Education and Applied Linguistics from Newcastle University, UK. Before joining the team at the Department of Education at the University of York, I worked as a teacher in a number of schools in the North East, language counsellor at INTO Newcastle, a trainer and consultant to a number of international schools overseas, a Lecturer at Alexandria University in Egypt and finally a Visiting Lecturer at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK.
I have recently taken on the role of the International Academic Lead for the Department of Education. The role focuses in recruitment and collaboration with universities worldwide.
My research interests include using technology in support of teaching and learning, automated writing evaluation and computer-based feedback, washback on language learners and teachers and more recently students’ and teachers’ visual perception.