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 at the University of Manchester where I studied for an MEd and was subsequently appointed as a lecturer at the University. Later in my career I completed an EdD.
In the early stages of my time here at Manchester I set up and ran the MA in Educational Technology an TESOL, which now no longer runs but has been replaced by two different options: MA TESOL with an Educational Technology pathway and the MA DTCE with a TESOL pathway.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 a number of different countries:
Azerbaijan, Brazil, Germany, China, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Tunisia.
I have also had recent experience working on and managing European projects: Lancelot, AVALON and Euroversity