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Durham University

DCAD

Who We Are: DCAD Staff

Structure

As a new unit, the structure of DCAD will evolve over time. Staff are broadly categorised as:

STRATEGIC LEAD

DCAD reports to the PVC (Education)

Professor Alan Houston

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education)

pvc.education@durham.ac.uk

Alan is responsible for the delivery of the University’s Education Strategy, which aims to deliver premium educational experience for all students that meets diverse needs and ensures future success.

DIRECTORATE

DCAD is led by the Director, supported by an Assistant Director and the Departmental Manager

Professor Nicola Whitton

Director of DCAD
Professor of Education in the School of Education

nicola.j.whitton@durham.ac.uk

Nicola's background is multi-disciplinary: starting in business management and economics, moving into computing, and finally settling in education. In 2007 she completed a PhD in collaborative game-based learning, combining aspects of game design, interaction design and learning theory. She is passionate about enhancing and rethinking the ways in which teaching, learning and assessment are carried out, particularly in the context of Higher Education, in order to create more equitable and engaging experiences for students. She is particularly interested in the use of active and experiential models of learning and the role of play.

Dr Sam Nolan

Assistant Director of DCAD
Honorary Fellow in the School of Education & Research Associate in the Department of Physics

s.j.nolan@durham.ac.uk

Starting his career as a research physicist, with a background working in the US and UK, Sam's academic work has evolved with a greater focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). Having developed internal and national networks focussed on SOTL, in 2016 Sam was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, followed in 2018 by the award of Principal Fellowship of HEA (now Advance HE) for his strategic leadership of staff and PGR development at Durham.

Sam sits on the editorial board of New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences and Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in HE. Sam's Google Scholar Citation List is available here.

Departmental Manager

Zoe Harrison is DCAD's departmental manager and leads the DCAD Administrative Team, providing administrative support to DCADs programs, workshops and strategic projects.

zoe.harrison@durham.ac.uk

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Within DCAD there are currently seven areas of activity. Each one has a Head who is responsible for orchestrating activity in their area and sits as a member of the senior management team. There are also individuals with specific responsibilities for co-ordinating key functions (such as the delivery of particular taught programme). An individual member of DCAD staff may work in several areas of activity.

Dr Malcolm Murray

Head of Digital Learning
malcolm.murray@durham.ac.uk

Malcolm leads a team of staff charged with encouraging the use of e-Learning across the University. This requires a mix of pedagogy, politics, people and programming skills. The team manages the University's online learning environment which is based on Blackboard software. He is interested in the links between pedagogy and technology and keen to see more developments in software that change the way people interact and learn. He teaches on the PG CAP. In the past he spent a lot of time in Belize Central America looking at ecological change, and analysing the results of this work back in the lab in Edinburgh. He also tutored and lectured at the University for ten years.

Dr Nicola Reimann

Head of Academic Professional Development
Assistant Professor in the School of Education
nicola.reimann@durham.ac.uk

Nicola is a lecturer in the Centre for Academic Practice where she teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. She is a qualified school teacher and started her career in higher education in Modern Foreign Languages in a variety of roles and universities (Newcastle University, Sunderland University, Freie Universität Berlin, Open University) before moving into an academic development role.

Dr Steve Kirk

Head of Academic Development for Students

Associate Professor (Teaching)

s.e.kirk@durham.ac.uk

Steve is an Associate Professor (Teaching), overseeing all aspects of DCAD's student academic provision. He also teaches on the two MAs, leading modules in applications of second language development research/theory to the language classroom, principles of course design, and teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP).

Dr Simon Rees

Head of Researcher Development

Associate Professor (Teaching)

simon.rees@durham.ac.uk

Simon joined the Foundation Centre to teach Chemistry in 2010. He has had a varied career in education and scientific research and is now exploring a range of pedagogical research interests: the language of chemistry; online experimentation; multi-sensory learning; In his capacity as Chair of the Educational Techniques Group (Royal Society of Chemistry), Simon is working with colleagues (Dr Jacob Cox, Virginia, USA) to develop multisensory learning resources in chemistry such as the "Chemistry Stinks!" teachers kit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isa1qEeWRGQ)

Simon is also on the editorial board for the journal "New Directions in the Physical Sciences" (https://journals.le.ac.uk/ojs1/index.php/new-directions/index), a Senior Fellow of the HEA, an OfQual subject specific expert for GCE Chemistry and a teacher associate of the National STEM Centre.

Dr Philip Nathan

Head of MA Programmes

Associate Professor (Teaching)

p.b.nathan@durham.ac.uk

Philip is an Associate Professor (Teaching). His work focuses on provision of academic writing support within the range of University departments, for example through providing extended courses to first year undergraduates in the Business School and a range of introductory and other academic writing focused sessions in various departments from Chemistry to Public Medicine and Health, to Applied Social Sciences to Politics. He lectures on the MA in Applied Linguistics /TESOL, leads and teaces modules in Evaluation and Assessment, Language for Teachers, Advanced Research Methods, Discourse, Texts and TESOL, and English for Specific Purposes and also teaches the Dissertation Research Methods component of the Dissertation module. He has taught English in Sri Lanka, Greece, Thailand, and Oman.

Steve Leech

Head of Foundation Programme

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
s.j.leech@durham.ac.uk

Steve is an Anthropologist and educator and has been teaching in HE since 2002. Steve entered higher education as an adult via the Durham University Foundation Programme. He went on to complete a BSc in Human Sciences before becoming a researcher for the Durham University Parent-Infant Sleep Lab where he worked as part of an international team exploring infant health and parental care. His MSc thesis explored synchronicity in parent and infant sleep and applied an anthropological paradigm to understanding human night-time care-giving behaviour. Steve has lectured in Anthropology, specifically in the field of Human Evolution and cultural diversity, and for the Medical Programme raising awareness of human diversity amongst the next generation of medical doctors.

Louise Greener

Head of Pre-Sessional Programmes

Associate Professor (Teaching)

louise.greener@durham.ac.uk

Every year, we welcome some 600 international students for intensive academic language and literacy training to prepare them for life in their Durham department. Louise's teaching responsibilities include EAP in various contexts, delivering sessions on MA modules in Global Englishes and Teaching EAP and supervising MA dissertations. In 2015 Louise was appointed as an assessor for the BALEAP accreditation scheme. She is an experienced external examiner and has given a number of talks and presentations at BALEAP and IATEFL events on issues related to EAP management, curriculum and materials development. She was made Senior Fellow of the HEA in 2016.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

The smooth functioning of DCAD relies on our expert administrators:

Carolyn McAlhone

Administrator - Team Leader
carolyn.mcalhone@durham.ac.uk

Carolyn joined the University in 2003 as PA to the Principal of Ustinov College and the Graduate Dean. She later became Programme Administrator for the Postgraduate Training Team. Carolyn is the first point of contact for the researcher development programme and undertakes a wide range of duties including managing the day-to-day running of the doctoral training programme for postgraduates and early career researchers. She also administers the conference and event grant awards and deals with the department bookings for the induction programme for postgraduate teachers and DULTA. Carolyn also provides administrative support and is responsible for managing the researcher budget. Carolyn organises events including the Postgraduate Researcher Induction held in October and January, the Researcher Poster Competition, 3 Minute Thesis Competition, Part- time and Distance 3 day event and a 4 day residential Enterprise School. Carolyn now leads DCAD's Teaching Support Team.

Clare Griffin Brady

Coordinator - Teaching
clare.griffin@durham.ac.uk

Claire Grendale

Assistant - Teaching
claire.jones@durham.ac.uk

Ben Ferry

Assistant - Teaching

ben.ferry@durham.ac.uk

Pauline Edmondson

Assistant - Teaching

pauline.edmondson@durham.ac.uk

Susan Johnson

Assistant - Teaching
susan.johnson@durham.ac.uk

Sarah Wyer

Administrator - Educational Development
sarah.wyer@durham.ac.uk

Marella Darvill

Assistant - Educational Development

marella.darvill2@durham.ac.uk

Tracy Reith

Finance Assistant

t.a.reith@durham.ac.uk

TEACHING STAFF

Lisited below are the members of DCAD who deliver teaching and training:

Alex Gooch

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
alexander.gooch@durham.ac.uk

Alex first came to the English Language Centre as a teacher on a summer course in 2011; He came back in 2012 and stayed. Alex is Curriculum Coordinator on DCAD's Summer Pre-Sessional and Academic Language and Communication (ALC) courses, and also teaches on various other DCAD courses relating to academic language and literacy. His academic background is in Philosophy and Religious Studies, and his main professional interests are in the teaching of academic writing and 'critical thinking'.

Dr Alison McManus

Foundation Programme Hub Leader: Arts, Humanities & Business

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

alison.mcmanus@durham.ac.uk

Like many of her students, Alison has always been an international student. Her first study abroad trip as a teenager took her from Portland, Oregon to a convent school in Portugal, where she was once sent home for not wearing the correct socks. While at university, Alison studied French art & literature for a semester in Paris, and in her final year she had the opportunity to conduct ethnographic field research whilst living with a host family on a coffee co-operative in rural Nicaragua. Passionate about social justice, she is a member of the University's Participatory Research Hub, and is keen to work on projects which connect the wider community to the university. Her role at DCAD also includes outreach, and Alison has led projects targeting students from a wide range of backgrounds, including refugees and asylum-seekers, families/ student parents, and international students. She is actively engaged with the Durham Book Festival and the Potery Exchange Project. Her next outreach project is to develop a Roving Bookgroup, which will meet in cultural spaces across Durham.

Andy McKay

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
andrew.mckay@durham.ac.uk

Andy started teaching at Durham in June 2012 on the summer Pre-sessional programme and then joined the Year-round Pre-sessional staff. He teaches various courses on the In-sessional programme and also offers one to one consultations to students. He has been teaching English since 1998 and has taught in Spain, Cuba, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. He began teaching English for Academic Purposes whilst in Thailand and subsequently spent seven years teaching EAP at a technical university in Saudi Arabia during which period he completed his MA TESOL. He also speng two years as an examiner for the British Council assessing the speaking and writing components of the IELTS test.

His academic interests are primarily in the social sciences and humanities. Within the field of English for Academic Purposes he is particularly interested in techniques which endeavour to increase student motivation and promote critical thinking.

Candace Nolan-Grant

Learning Technologist
candace.nolan-grant@durham.ac.uk

Candace is the Learning Technology Specialist for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and has been with the University since 2009. Her particular areas of expertise are pedagogic design and delivery for online and blended learning, web design, project management and online data management. Candace holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MA from Durham and an MSc in Digital Education from the University of Edinburgh.

Clare Carr

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
c.c.barker@durham.ac.uk

One of Clare's core roles is Assessment Coordinator for the Summer Pre-Sessional programme, with particular responsibility for development and delivery of all of the assessment processes and procedures. Every year, we welcome some 600 international students for intensive academic language and literacy training to prepare them for life in their Durham department. Since 2017, Clare has also been a programme coordinator for short courses and is a dissertation supervisor on the MA TESOL programme. As part of her work developing academic writing, she designs, delivers, evaluates, reviews and revises bespoke sessions within the Music Department for undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) students. She also provide specialised one-to-one academic writing consultations, mainly to students from the Social Sciences and Music departments.

Clare has worked as a teacher since 2003 and specialised in teaching English for Academic Purposes in UK universities since 2009. She completed an MA in Music with Education Studies at Cambridge University in 2002 and gained a distinction in the MA in TESOL with Applied Linguistics from the University of Leicester in 2012. Her dissertation focused on student and departmental desires/requirements of an EAP course. In addition to EAP and OER, her other qualifications and interests lie in the areas of Education Theory, Psychology and Music. She continues to maintain and develop her theoretical and practical knowledge of music through regular appearances as a pianist and a French horn player in amateur orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Dr David Heading

Communications & Training Officer
david.heading@durham.ac.uk

David holds a degree and a PhD in physics from Imperial College. After postdoctoral work in Oxford and Birmingham, he worked at the Joint European Torus Joint for several years before moving north. He has been in Durham for several years, starting on high performance computing and them moving into IT training.

Diana Scott

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
d.c.scott@durham.ac.uk

Diana teaches on the 3 month summer Pre-sessional course, the In-sessional programme, Academic Writing and the Year-round Pre-sessional course. She also teach on our inter-departmental collaborations with the Careers and Enterprise Centre, the Library and the Counselling Service and takes 1:1 student consultations. As well as teaching, she also works on materials develoment for the different programmes.

Diana has worked for Durham University since 2012 and took her MA in Cultural Anthropology at Durham. She's taught in Sheffield Hallam University and York St John's University as well as in language schools in London and China. Her BA was in English and French (Language and Literature) and she also has an MA in Linguistics and Language Acquisition.

Dr Eleanor Loughlin

Student Study Skills Co-ordinator
eleanor.loughlin@durham.ac.uk

As the Student Study Skills Coordinator, Eleanor is responsible for establishing and managing the Academic Skills Programme (launched October 2014). Working with academic departments, colleges and support services, the aim is to provide a seamless study skills support service responsive to the needs of a diverse student community.

Gillian Powell

English Language Teaching Fellow
gillian.powell@durham.ac.uk

Gillian lived and worked for many years in Spain - first in Barcelona then in Alicante - where she taught English in language schools and international corporations. In Alicante she taught mainly Business English in an Office of the European Union. She has previously taught EAP, ESP and Business English at Northumbria University and has worked with the Department of Health carrying out language assessments of GPs in several European countries. She has also worked as a translator and interpreter in law and health at Durham Prison and for Northumbria Police.

Gillian currently teaches EAP on year-round pre-sessional and summer pre-sessional here at Durham University and is an external examiner for another higher education institution.

Helen Costello

EAP Instructor
helen.costello@durham.ac.uk

Ian Moreton

Head of Admissions, Foundation Programme

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

i.s.moreton@durham.ac.uk

After studying at London University, Ian taught music and physics in Kent for nearly 15 years before fleeing the education system and setting up an Engineering business in Norfolk. In his role as employer, Ian was struck by the important lessons that education could learn from industry and became closely involved in schemes to promote interaction. Selling out in 2002, Ian moved to the North East and now teaches physics, engineering and study skills on the Foundation Programme. Leading the dedicated team of Foundation Programme admissions selectors, Ian is particularly interested in the identification of characteristics likely to predict successful outcomes for applicants for whom traditional selection criteria cannot be applied. Research in this field was the subject of his MA thesis, completed in 2017. The work goes on, as Ian continues to explore ways in which students who lack qualifications normally expected for entry to HE might be selected according to the likelihood of their success, without compromising fairness or transparency.

Jessica Sequera

EAP Instructor
jessica.sequera@durham.ac.uk

Jessica has a diverse teaching career beginning as a high school Spanish language teacher (Pilot Point, Texas) where she pioneered the Total Physical Response Storytelling method in her school for two years. After moving to the UK in 2005 to pursue a Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, she continued training teachers in this method on the Japanese English Language Teacher Programme at the University of Birmingham.

She began hery EAP career through teaching on the Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course (University of Birmingham), where she worked for three years with mostly postgraduate international students from a range of disciplines, including Economics, Engineering, Social Sciences and Computer Sciences. In addition to this role, she taught various undergraduate linguistics modules as a Visiting Lecturer in the School of English at Birmingham City University. Her other roles have included being an English teacher both in secondary schools and in further education, a dissertation supervisor for MA Linguistics students at the University of Birmingham and an EAP sessional tutor for the Durham University Foundation Centre.

She currently teaches EAP on the summer Pre-sessional, Year-round Pre-sessional and In-sessional programmes and works with students on academic writing and the 1:1 consultation service.

Dr Jinhua (Jean) Mathias

Foundation Programme Hub Leader: Science

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

jinhua.mathias@durham.ac.uk

Jinhua completed her PhD degree in Civil Engineering at University College London and followed this with PGCE qualification at Institute of Education. She has been a mathematics teacher at Farnborough Sixth Form College for five years and is currently a teaching fellow on the Foundation Programme.

She is active in scholarly research on Chinese International students adjustment in UK, and also interested in mature student's learning in mathematics. She is also an enthusatic outreach officer, has been promoting the interest of mathematics in schools.

Julie Mulvey

Learning Technologist
julie.mulvey@durham.ac.uk

After working in industry for many years introducing new computing technologies (some of which are now in computing museums), Julie undertook to take her degree part-time as a mature student and gained a BA (Hons) degree in Computer Studies (First Class) from Sunderland University in 2004. She then went on to complete a full-time MSc in Multimedia Applications at Teesside University. On completion of her masters (her dissertation was on the use of cadaveric images for teaching purposes – a Durham University project) she joined the Learning Technologies team at Durham in 2005. Within the team, she currently supports the Faculty of Social Sciences and specialises in evaluation and eportfolios. She has the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Julie also holds CMALT status (Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists). In 2013 Julie was awarded a Blackboard Community Collaboration award from Blackboard and she leads on many community groups including Co-Chair of ALT North East and Co-Chair of Explorance European Chapter and is a Blackboard User Group Leader. Julie is currently working on implementing the new Explorance Blue module evaluation system within the institution, along with introducing Pebblepad - an eportfolio tool, as well as promoting TurningPoint voting systems to engage students in the classroom.

Julie Wilson

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

j.m.wilson@durham.ac.uk

Lesley Kendal

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
lesley.kendall@durham.ac.uk

Lesley is the Director of the Year-round Pre-sessional Course and oversees the initial stages of the 32/22 week pre-sessional courses. These courses provide intensive academic language and literacy training to prepare students for life in an academic department. She also convenes and teaches on 3 modules on the MA Applied Linguistics and MA TESOL and supervises a number of dissertations every year.

She began her teaching career in 1995. She taught abroad for several years in Spain, Macedonia, Poland and Azerbaijan and in the UK in a number of universities: Birmingham, Warwick, Leicester and Loughborough. She has held teaching, managerial and teacher training positions and taught general english to all levels, beginner - proficiency, She has taught exam classes, ESP and EAP in a number of different contexts and delivered teacher training courses to pre-service and in-service teachers, including running and delivering Cambridge ESOL CELTA training courses.

Megan Bruce

Associate Professor (Teaching)
Director in Combined Honours in Social Science
megan.bruce@durham.ac.uk

Megan is the Director of Combined Honours in Social Sciences, and maintains a role as Associate Professor (Teaching) on the Foundation Programme. She manages the Combined Honours in Social Sciences degree programme and its 320 students, liaising with departments who deliver the modules and supporting the students throughout their programme of study. She has taught EAP (English for Academic Purposes) at Durham University since 2002, working in various different roles. As well as teaching academic skills to Foundation Centre students, her scholarship projects take her into different Durham departments delivering writing support to a range of students.

Her scholarship projects focus mainly on corpus linguistics, principally the development of the FOCUS project with Dr Simon Rees and Dr Steven Bradley. The FOCUS project is based on a corpus of Durham University student writings which we are in the process of building. Accessing the corpus data either in class or through a suite of self-access facilities that we have designed helps students to uncover how vocabulary is used in different disciplines and in academic writing more generally. She is also looking more specifically at the use of corpus data to support the teaching of grammar to mature native speaker students. She is also involved in other scholarship projects which support students during or before their time in the Foundation Centre. She worked with Dr Sam Nolan and other colleagues on a pre-arrival portal to support students as they wait to begin their course of study with us. She is currently working with Dr Jinhua Mathias on a peer mentoring project which support students in their first year of degree study at Durham.

Michelle Joubert

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
michelle.joubert@durham.ac.uk

Olwyn Hazelton

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

olwyn.hazelton@durham.ac.uk

Paul Finley

IT trainer (Research Systems) and Academic Program Support Office
paul.finley@durham.ac.uk

Paul graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis and he then worked for a multinational firm as a Financial Analyst before deciding to train as Mathematics Teacher. He completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Education and a MEd in Research Practice at the University of Cambridge and then worked in a variety of schools as a Classroom Teacher and Head of Department.

Paul joined the University in January 2016 as an IT Trainer for the Research Activity Support Systems project. He is currently providing training support in a number of areas including REF, Research Integrity, and Statistical Software (R and Python). He has special interests in developing the usage of learning technologies especially how statistics and statistical software can be used in teaching, learning and research.

Rachel Dunn

Teaching Fellow
r.l.dunn@durham.ac.uk

Ross Parker

Learning Technologist
ross.parker@durham.ac.uk

Sarah Dodds

IT Trainer
sarah.dodds@durham.ac.uk

Sarah studied Information Technology at the University of Sunderland obtaining a BSc. Sarah then worked in a variety of roles including database development (North Tyneside Council), technical administration (Sage), and human resources (London Electricity) before taking up a post with the Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) as a Secretarial Teacher Trainer at Kogi State College of Education, Nigeria.

On her return to the UK Sarah completed her Postgraduate Certificate of Education at Oxford Brookes University and continued her teaching career at Queen Mary’s Sixth Form in Basingstoke. This was followed by an MSc in Computing for Commerce and Industry from the Open University. Sarah moved back to the North East to take up posts first at Hartlepool College and then Darlington College where she became Programme Leader for Teesside University’s franchise programme managing the courses and delivering a number of modules on both the Foundation Degree in Networking and the Foundation Degree in Web Design.

Sarah joined the university in January 2015 to take responsibility for IT training. This covers a wide range of courses which cover the Microsoft Office suite. Sarah also delivers tailored IT training to individual departments. Sarah’s main interests is the promotion of transferable IT skills for all to enable the university community to use the IT resources available efficiently to enhance work and study skills.

Dr Susan Scrafton

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Member of the Centre for Developmental Psychology

susan.scrafton@durham.ac.uk

Susan returned to education as a mature student after working for many years as a psychiatric nurse. Following the successful completion of A levels amongst a class of teenagers, she graduated from Durham University in 2002 with a BSc (1st class hons) in Applied Psychology. A PGCE with Nottingham University followed and Susan then spent a year teaching in local primary schools. After securing funding from the Wolfson Research Institute, she returned to Durham University in 2004 to study for a PhD in Psychology, which involved experimental investigations into pragmatic inferences. During her PhD she was also awarded a Durham University Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, which involved teaching A level Psychology in a local school. Susan joined the Foundation Centre in 2008 as a Widening Participation Facilitator with responsibility for developing a widening access route into medicine for local students. She devised the innovative Gateway to Medicine pre-entry programme of activities; work which was recognised in 2012 at the university's annual 'Celebrating Excellence' event. Susan is now a teaching fellow oin the Foundation Programme, teaching Psychology to a wide range of students, as well as continuing her outreach work. She became a Fellow of the HEA in 2012 and her current scholarship involves the development of initiatives relating to assessment and feeback to scaffold learning and facilitate the coconstruction of knowledge through collaboration.

Sylvie Donna

Assistant Professor (Teaching)
Member of the School of Education
sylvie.donna@durham.ac.uk

Sylvie convenes and/or teaches various modules on the MA TESOL, MA Applied Linguistics and MA Translation Studies, as well as the undergraduate module Everyday English Discourse. She provides support to other lecturers, helping them with methodology, learning support, student management, voice projection or pronunciation, as appropriate. She is a recent recipient of a Durham University Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award.
In the past Sylvie has worked in teaching or managerial positions in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, SE Asia, S Asia and the Far East. Her current research interests include lecturer coaching and mentoring, supervision at MA level, intercultural issues and technology.

Teresa Henley

IT Trainer
teresa.henley@durham.ac.uk

Teresa is a Chartered Librarian with a BA (Hons) in Librarianship and an MSc in Information Technology. As a librarian at Teesside University Library she delivered training on literature searching and reference management software. Teresa also has 10 years of experience as a Management Information Officer, using reporting tools such as Business Objects and Visual Studio to interrogate local government databases.

Teresa specialises in bibliographic reference management software, Endnote and Zotero and delivers a basic introduction to ArcGIS. Her special interests include the development of digital literacy skills and the creation of online teaching resources.

Terri Edwards

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

terri.edwards@durham.ac.uk

Terri joined Durham in 2007. Before that, she taught General English, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for 20 years in Germany, Japan and the UK. Her main role is to teach on academic writing courses.

She writes, manages and teaches the Academic Writing Workshop and courses for STEM undergraduates. Year round, she gives one-to-one consultations to students who need help with planning and/or writing assignments, preparing journal articles for publication, preparing job/grant applications, or giving presentations. Working with Dr Eleanor Loughlin, she develops and teaches Academic Skills courses open to all undergraduates.
In the last five years Terri has become increasingly involved with teacher-training, including short courses for teachers from abroad. She studies part-time at the Durham School of Education: her thesis focusses on staff-student partnerships in curriculum planning. She is a regular book reviewer for Modern English Teacher magazine and has been commissioned to review for the Journal of EAP.

Dr Teti Dragas

Associate Professor (Teaching)

areti.dragas@durham.ac.uk

Teti is the Lead of the Professional Recognition Pathway. From 2011- mid 2018 Teti has been the director of two MA programmes for pre-service and in-service English language teachers (MA TESOL and MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL). Her current teaching is predominantly focused on (English language) teacher education and this is where her teaching, scholarship and research interests are centred: She co-convenes modules with colleagues that aim to train new practitioners and develop experienced practitioners through an exploration of both theoretical and practical issues pertinent to the language classroom. These include: Language Teaching Methodology, ELT Materials Development and Evaluation, Language Teaching Methods and Practice and Advanced Teaching Practice: The Reflective Practitioner. She also convenes a module in teacher education (Second Language Teacher Education in Practice) which explores how we might go about the education of language teachers, identifying approaches to training and development that serve to aid teacher trainers and educators in their practice.

Her research interests come out of her teaching and experience in the field of language education, culture and narrative. Recent work has focused on approaches to in-service teacher development, exploring the use of video and reflective practice. Teti is also developing research on 'culture' and its relation to the language classroom and specifically to the training and development of 'international/global' teachers of English. She is currently supervising PhD students in collaboration with colleagues from the School of Education in the field of intercultural communication and teacher education.