From 1994 to 2003 I taught overseas, 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.
Since 2006 I have been employed as a Lecturer at the University of Westminster, where I am module leader for the suite of Academic English modules, from Foundation to PhD level As well as teaching the Academic English modules I also deliver one of the core modules on the MA TESOL - Language Learning: Description and Analysis. In addition I am a supervisor for dissertations on this MA course.
When not working you will find me running around the streets of north London, or cycling as far away from London as possible.
My current research interests are in the areas of psycho-pedagogical approaches to the dynamics of learning and cognitive learning strategies. I am currently undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Research Methods at the Institute of Education, leading to an EdD. In addition I am involved in collaborative research with Westminster International University in Tashkent.