I recently joined the School of Educaiton and the TESOL team after having worked as a Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and UWS since 2016. I hold a BA in English Language and Linguistics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an M. Phil. in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (Graduate Scholarship) and a PhD in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Essex (2016). My project was fully funded by a Research Scholarship and during my studies I served as an Impact Communications Officer at the UK Data Service in their research methods and case study sector.
I'm particularly interested in Sociocultural theory and how discipline specific content can be taught through English. My research looks at both the online and offline activity generated by the learners' interaction with tasks as unique events to study the processes that develop as a result of that interaction in combination with the learners' own goals and perceptions of the tasks.
My latest work explored how teachers have adjusted to the COVID-19 challenges online and relevant implications. I also have extensive experience in supervising postgraduate and doctoral students on second language pedagogy, language teacher education and technology-enhanced learning projects.