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Dr Steve Mann



Associate Professor


Centre for Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick
Tel: 44(0)2476528439

Research Interests

Steve's research interests are related to professional interaction and development. Primarily interested in teacher education and development, spoken interaction and its role in professional exchange and development, Steve researches teacher development and ESP. He supervisors a research group of PhD students who are investigating teacher's education and development. The groups' work considers aspects of teacher development, teacher beliefs and the development of knowledge, the first year of teaching, mentoring, blended learning, and the use of technology in teacher development. Steve's 'state-of-the-art' article sets out some of the main concerns of this group of researchers. Steve is also interested in qualitative interview interaction. His Journal of Applied Linguistic article (2011) details four 'discourse dilemmas' that face the interviewer and suggests 'parameters of sensitivity' that can help build awareness of interview talk and management. If you are interested in joining this group of researchers, e-mail Steve.


Dr Steve Mann (Associate Professor) joined the Centre in September 2007. He has previously lectured at both Aston University and University of Birmingham. He has experience in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe in both English Language Teaching and teacher development. He completed his PGCE at the University of Warwick in 1984 and worked in schools in England teaching English and Drama before turning to ELT in 1985. In Hong Kong, Steve worked in schools in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island in two-year British Council Teaching Scheme. In Japan, Steve worked in schools and developed specialist materials for teacher training and workplace interaction. His growing interest in the development of English in professional settings led to a two year project with American Express, Tokyo. His work at Aston University was mostly in the area of ELT Methodology. He worked at the School of Education at the University of Birmingham before coming to Warwick. Steve now lives between Lichfield and Burton-on-Trent. He has co-authored a recent publication on reflective practice with Professor Steve Walsh (University of Newcastle)

Research Projects

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  • Walsh, Steve, Mann, Steve J., 2015. Doing reflective practice : a data-led way forward. ELT Journal, 69 (4), pp. 351-362, View
Books and Chapters
  • Mann, Steve J., 2016. The research interview: Houndmills,Basingstoke, Hampshire UK; New York, Palgrave MacMillan, View
  • Mann, Steve J., Copland, F., 2015. Materials development: New York, TESOL Press, View
  • Edge, Julian, Mann, Steve J., 2013. Innovations in pre-service education and training for english language teachers: London, British Council, View

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