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Personal Statement

I joined the School of Education as Lecturer in Language Education in January 2016 following the completion of my PhD in Education from the University of Edinburgh. The project was fully funded by the Principal’s Career Development Studentship and Edinburgh Global Overseas Research Scholarship. My doctoral research investigated the social interactions between international students in a Scottish university. The study, underpinned by sociocultural psychology and a dialogical framework, examined second language learners’ thought processes in listening within the discourse, thought and social-affective dimensions. I am a member of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). I am registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

Research Interests

My research interests centre around language in education and educational technology. Broadly speaking, I am interested in foreign/second language teaching and learning, teacher learning and technological innovations in education.

Research Topics

  • Foreign/second language teaching and learning,
  • Teacher education and language policy,
  • Metacognition and learning,
  • Digital technology in education.

Teaching Interests

Prior to joining Strathclyde, I worked as a Modern Languages teacher in secondary education for five and half years and as a Postgraduate Tutor at the University of Edinburgh for four years. I have taught social science research methods, TESOL methodology, and applied linguistics courses in Edinburgh.

I am currently teaching on the following modules/ courses:

  • PGDE Secondary Education (Modern Languages),
  • BA Science, Technology and ICT,
  • BA Social Research Methods.


  • BA Professional Project,
  • MEd/MSc Dissertation,
  • PhD/EdD Thesis.

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 2015 2017

Open Access
student teacher
Open Access

Activities 2010 2018

  • 3 Membership of committee
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Participation in conference


McPake, J. (Participant), Huang, N. (Participant), Birnie, I. (Participant)
19 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

European Educational Research Association (External organisation)

Huang, N. (Advisor)
2017 → …

Activity: Membership of committee