I started my professional life as a language teacher working at first in the private sector in the UK and then moving abroad to work in Libya, Mongolia and Azerbaijan.
I came back to the UK to study for an MEd in Teaching English Overseas at the University of Manchester and was subsequently appointed as a lecturer at the University. Later on I completed an EdD focusing on e-learning.
In the early stages of my career at Manchester I set up and ran the innovative MA in Educational Technology an TESOL, which while it now no longer runs has been replaced by two different options: MA TESOL with an Educational Technology pathway and the MA DTCE with a TESOL pathway.
I have had considerable international experience over the course of my career working in and conducting projects in many different countries:
Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Germany, China, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia.
I have also had recent experience working on and managing European projects: Lancelot, AVALON and Euroversity