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I am a Lecturer in Education and the programme director for the MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education Distance learning. My teaching and research focus on the use of digital technologies in language teaching and teacher education, especially in under-resourced contexts. I am also interested in how educational policies and their implementation shape technology-mediated educational provisions in these contexts.

I have previously served as Senior Tutor in Digital Education. I was also a Commonwealth scholar at the University of Manchester between 2017-2020.

I teach mainly on the MA DTCE and TESOL programmes. Some of the courses I am currently teaching or have previously taught include Language learning and technology; Teaching and Learning online; Blended Learning in a Digital Age; Digital Technologies in Education; and Digital Education Research.

Before joining the University of Manchester, I worked as lecturer in English and Communication skills. I have also worked as an in-service and pre-service teacher educator and teacher-trainer in Rwanda. I have worked on various donor-funded in-service teacher development projects, including those funded by the British Council, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Belgian technical cooperation program PAFP (Programme d’Appui pour la Formation Professionelle). I have also worked on teacher development projects in Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire.

My educational qualifications include a PhD in Education (with focus on digital teacher identities in under-resourced contexts), a MA TESOL (Educational Technology), both from the University of Manchester. I also have a BA in French and English with Education and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (University of Rwanda-College of Education), and an Advanced Certificate in English Language Teaching (University of Oregon)

Research interest key words: Digital Education; Language learning and technology; Language Teacher Education and development; Digital Teacher Identity


I work on a range of course units in the department, mainly those on the MA TESOL and MA Digital Technologogy Communication and Education.

Prizes and awards

  • Commonwealth Scholarship (2017)
  • UO American English Institute Scholarship (2017)
  • Elnora Ferguson Equity and Merit Scholaraship (2013)
  • American English E-Teacher Scholarship (2012)

My collaborations

Diane Slaouti (Supervisor)

Zeynep Onat-Stelma (Supervisor)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Preservice language teachers’ digital teacher identity development in an under-resourced context, University of Manchester (UOM)

Award Date: 18 Oct 2021

Postgraduate Diploma, Advanced Certificate in English Language Teaching (ACE), American English Institute, University of Oregon

Award Date: 13 Jul 2017

Master of Arts, TESOL (Educational Technology), Manchester Institute of Education

Award Date: 25 Nov 2014

Postgraduate Diploma, Postgradute Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), College of Education, University of Rwanda

Award Date: 22 Aug 2013

Bachelor of Arts, French and English with Education, College of Education, University of Rwanda

Award Date: 3 Dec 2009

External positions

Convenor, Digital Technology SIG, BERA (British Educational Research Association)

9 Jun 202330 Sept 2023

Senior Fellow (SFHEA), Advance HE

25 May 2023 → …

Fellow, The Higher Education Academy

12 Feb 2021 → …

Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General)
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • LB2361 Curriculum

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Sustainable Futures


  • Teacher Identity
  • Teacher Education
  • Digital Education
  • Education policy


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