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I currently have three significant roles at the University:

  • SEED Director of Teaching, Learning and Students
  • Senior Lecturer in TESOL
  • Co-Programme Director MA Education for a Sustainable Environment (with Susan Brown) 

In my School Director role, I support Teaching and Learning across the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED). This includes five departments/institutes: Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, the Manchester Institute of Education, the Global Development Institute, and Architecture.

My TESOL teaching and research is focused on the Psychology of Language Learning, and the use of Ecological and Complexity theories to understand Language Education and Multilingualism in a variety of setttings.

As co-Director of the MA Education for a Sustainable Environment, I am particularly interested in inter/transdisciplinary and "systems" perspectives on complex real world challenges, such as how we, as teachers and educational researchers, respond to the current Climate Emergency.

Research interests

My research interest is the development of an ecological perspective on education, including language education (TESOL), higher education and sustainability education.

Further information

PhD Education (University of Leeds)

MEd TESOL (University of Leeds)

Bachelor in Business Administration (Houston, TX)

International Experience: Norway, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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