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Keynote Speakers



Dr. Fiona Copland


NESTs and LETs: identifying issues and proposing responses

Dr Fiona Copland is currently a professor of TESOL in the School of Education at Stirling University. Returning to UK after seven years’ overseas working experience in Japan and Hong Kong, she has run courses in a number of different institutions. As a productive scholar, her research mainly focus on feedback in teacher training and education, International students’ experiences in UK, feedback technologies, linguistic ethnography and research interviews.

Dr. Nigel Harwood


Experiencing master's dissertation supervision: case studies of L2 supervisees and their supervisors

Dr Nigel Harwood currently works for School of English at the University of Sheffield. With nearly 20 years experience in language teaching, his primary research interests lie in the areas of academic writing, English for specific and academic purposes, and materials and textbook design. A great quantity of his findings have been published in outlets like Applied Linguistics, Written Communication, Text & Talk, English for Specific Purposes, Journal of Pragmatics, Studies in Higher Education, and Journal of Business & Technical Communication.

Dr. Katharina Chudzikowski


Contextualising careers in 11 countries: Implications for postgraduates and HR managers Dr Katharina Chudzikowski from Bath University researches how careers are constructed under a variety of social and cultural contexts. Her talk at the PG Conference will be titled Contextualising careers in 11 countries: Implications for postgraduates and HR managers. She is affiliated with the International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) and her widely published research have received international recognition. She also teaches and researches on Organisational Studies and the representation of knowledge workers.

Prof. Brendan McSweeney


Transnational Cultural Research: Ten Vices/Ten Virtues Prof. Brendan McSweeney, who is going to give a talk titled Transactional Cultural Research: Ten Vices/Ten Virtues at this year’s conference, is currently a pofessor of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a expert adviser to the European Commission. He also has consultancy and advisory roles with 19 institutions, including Albert Fisher, Deloitte & Touche, Government of Japan, and Midland Bank. He is a widely published researcher and a savvy consultant, his specialties include managing across borders, financial analysis, M&A, and enterprise risk analysis and management.

Prof. Antony Liddicoat


Native and non-native speaker identities in interaction

Prof. Anthony Liddicoat, currently a faculty member under School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at University of South Australia. Prof. Liddicoat is a productive, experienced, and widely published researcher. His work mainly focuses on the area of language planning and policy, language and culture in education, discourse analysis, and intercultural language teaching and learning. He also has been involved in several organizations such as Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, Current issues in Language Planning, Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.

Workshop Speakers



Dr. Jo Angouri


Turning Your Recordings to Data:
The Transition from Raw Materials to Data Analysis

Dr Jo Angouri is currently a faculty member with Centre for Applied Linguistics, Warwick University. Jo is an experienced and widely published researcher. She has been engaged in fieldwork in various professional and healthcare settings in Europe. She also has work experiences in EU and UK funded research projects. Her research interests include professional and institutional discourse, sociopragmatics and discourse analysis, intercultural communication, teamwork and leadership. She has also been conducting interdisciplinary research with Science and Technology for Health, a research group which is part of the Global Priorities Programme at Warwick University.

Dr. Malcolm MacDonald


What makes the CIA tick? A workshop in discourse analysis

Dr Malcolm N. MacDonald has been engaged in language teaching for over 30 years. His particular interest in research lies in the relationship between discourse and professional and institutional working contexts and cultures. In the workshop, participants will assemble as a group of applied linguists to analyse selections from a corpus of 180 texts collected from the websites of the CIA, FBI and newly created security agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security. A multi-perspectival account will be generated about how specific features of language and text operate to discursively constitute the current trajectory of the security services in the USA.

Dr. Duncan Hunter

Duncan Hunter is a Lecturer and Researcher in Applied Linguistics and EFL. He previously taught at the universities of Warwick and St Mark and St John. His research and teaching interests are EFL methodology, corpus linguistics, Task-Based Language Teaching and ELT professional history. He is currently the Programme leader for the MA in TESOL.

Dr. Bene Bassetti


Challenges of researching bilinguals Dr Bene Bassetti will be delivering a workshop entitled “Challenges of researching bilinguals.” She is an associate professor in Centre for Applied Linguistics at University of Warwick. She is researching the psychology of bilingualism, biliteracy and second language learning, especially Chinese, English and Italian. Many of her publications received funding by the British Academy. She is a leader within the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre.