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Visitors to CAL

We welcome inquiries from postdoctoral scholars who wish to spend a period of self-funded research leave at our Centre as a visiting academic fellow, and who are engaged in research that closely matches one or more areas of interest and expertise in our Centre. Prospective postdoctoral visiting scholars are encouraged to examine our webpages and individual staff pages and explore the range of research interests we have.

Visiting academic fellows will be required to pay a bench fee (currently £2,500 per annum plus VAT, pro rata), and will be provided with shared office space and full access to University facilities and resources.

We regret that we are unable to extend visiting academic fellow appointments to those at an earlier stage of their academic career who have not yet completed a doctoral degree. Doctoral scholars currently pursuing PhD studies at another institution may be eligible to spend time here as a visiting student, provided that they have the full support of their current research supervisor, and that their project fits closely with areas of interest and expertise in our Centre. Visiting students will need to apply to our university via the normal PhD application process, and will be required to pay 50% of the full academic fee (pro rata).

All inquiries from prospective visiting academic fellows and visiting students should be initially addressed to Dr Ema Ushioda (

Recent and current visitors to the Centre for Applied Linguistics

Andrew Barke


September 2016 - August 2017

Juliana Shak


September 2016 - April 2017

Benno Herzog

Valencia University

Spring 2016

Hideki Ohno

Daito Bunka University, Japan

April 2016 - March 2017

Focus: Epistemic cognition and intercultural learning. Hideki is also interested in second language research methodologies.

Misa Fujio

The Faculty of Business Administration, Tokyo University

April 2015 – March 2016

Focus: Business communication

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The School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Beijing Normal University

September 2015 – September 2016

Focus: Academic discourse

Hélène Laffont

INSA, Toulouse, France

October 2013 for 6 months

Focus: Discourse analysis