I am the Transition Strategic Lead in the School of Education and Social Policy – supporting students as they transition into university, whether from school or as mature students. I am also the Director of the ELTC, running courses to support international students with their language and academic development, preparing them for progression onto undergraduate or postgraduate courses. In this role, I am Programme Director for the International Foundation Course and Module Leader for the Professional Development module within this course. I also lead the Pre-Sessional Course.
After a career in the financial services industry I started teaching English in 2003 having completed my CELTA at Bristol University. I joined the ELTC in 2008 following five years teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, during which time I had completed my PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training at UWIC. I became Director of the Centre in 2014.
As well as attending conferences and sector events, I have also hosted and co-convened a number of Learn English in Wales conferences over recent years. These conferences give English language teachers the networking opportunities to share best practice and present their own research.
I completed my MA Education (Distinction) in 2011 with my dissertation focussing on the English language learning experiences of Chinese students.
In 2019 I achieved the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.