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MBA Education Management (Leicester University ) 2002.
MA Applied Linguistics (Exeter University) 1987.
PGCE (TEFL & English) (Leicester University) 1979.
BA (Hons) Humanities 2:1 (Hatfield
Polytechnic) 1977


Ian has worked overseas in teaching, management, and consultancy for the British Council. Before joing the University of Wales, Newport he was Head of the Applied Languages Department at the University of Chichester. There, he ran several MA programmes, directed the Trinity College Certificate in TESOL and also taught Stylistics within the English Department. Currently, he co-ordinates the Masters programmes in TESOL and TEAL, as well as the provision of language training for international students across the university.


Member of the Higher Education Academy


His interests are in the discoursal features of different genres ranging from narratives to e-mails and the implications and insights for language teaching, materials and teacher development. He has researched a number of areas related to language teaching materials design, organisational cultures, course design and evaluation, teacher development and the use of literature in language teaching.

Research Supervision:

Ian has supervised many MA dissertations

Research Degree Examiner Appointments:

Ian was Chief Examiner for the University of Cambridge ‘Cambridge Examination for English language Teachers’ (CEELT) for several years, and also the Chief External Examiner for Undergraduate programmes within the School of Languages and Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth from 2005 to 2008.

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