From 1994 to 2003 I taught English in Egypt, Italy and Argentina. My teaching experience abroad covered a wide range of levels, from Beginner to Post-Proficiency, young learners and adults. As Director of Studies at International House, Buenos Aires, my role extended beyond teaching to cover such areas as evaluation and selection of course books, designing and implementing syllabuses, designing and teaching non-syllabus courses, giving teacher development seminars and lecturing at conferences for Argentine teachers of English. Since returning to the UK I have taught English for Academic Purposes at Goldsmiths (Pre-sessional 2003), and King's College (September 2003 - August 2004), with courses for both undergraduate and post-graduate students. This involved giving language support to students in academic areas such as Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Law, Computing, Engineering, and History & International Relations, and delivering specific courses in Textual Analysis and Academic Reading and Writing. In 2005 I completed an MA in Linguistics at University College, London. From 2005 to 2008 I worked at London Metropolitan University, where my responsibilities included delivering classes for the year-round Pre-sessional course, as well teaching General English classes for the Open Language Programme, and IELTS preparation courses.
In 2020 I completed an EdD (Doctor in Education) at UCL.
My research interests are in the areas of pedagogy for employability and transnational education, which was the main focus of my Doctoral Research.
Current collaborative research projects include 'Perceptions of academic writing by doctoral researchers', and 'Reflections on undergraduate online learning.'