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Room: N908D
Phone: 0121 204 3764
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I have been working at Aston since 1994. Until 2005 I was involved with managing, developing, and teaching on a range of programmes that have included the pre-sessional and in-sessional academic English courses for overseas students, language courses for foundation year students, communication skills courses for home students, and IELTS preparatory courses. I have also been teaching on teacher education courses ranging from the Certificate in TEFL course, to the distance learning Advanced Certificate in TEFL and Diploma in Professional TESOL Studies.

For  a period of ten years I was the director of the on-campus MA in TESOL programme. I then took over the directorship role for English Language programmes at undergraduate level (2015-2020). I teach a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


  • PhD in Applied Linguistics,Aston University, 2010
    • Thesis title: Post-observation feedback as an instigator of learning and change: Exploring the effect of feedback through student teachers’ self-reports
  • MSc in Teaching English, Aston University, 1992
  • RSA DOTE, Diploma for Overseas of English, UCLES, 1990
  • BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1983

Teaching Activity


  • Practical Applications in Language Description, undergraduate module
  • Introduction to Linguistics, undergraduate module
  • Introduction to Discourse Analysis, undergraduate module
  • Dissertation, undergraduate module
  • Theory and Practice of ELT, postgraduate module
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning, postgraduate module
  • Language Awareness, postgraduate module
  • undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, dissertation supervision
  • PhD supervision

Membership of Professional Bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External positions

External Examiner for MA in TESOL , University of Manchester

Nov 2015Nov 2019

External Examiner for MA in TESOL, York St John University

Sept 2012Jul 2016


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