Institution: Council for National Academic Awards, UK
Qualification: B.A. (2nd Class Honours) 1974
Institution: University of Warwick, UK
Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate in Education,
Institution: Royal Society of Arts
Qualification: Certificate in TEFL, International House, UK
Institution: University of Auckland
Qualification: M.Ed. (Educational Administration)
First Class Honours, 1996.
Institution: Macquarie University
Qualification: M.A. Applied Linguistics 2001
Institution: New Zealand Institute of Business Studies
Qualification: DipEdit 2022
2021 - current:
2021- current: Freelance editing and proofreading.
Work completed for:
Unitec e-Press (Review of academic papers)
Ruskin Festival Symposium (Japan)
Niuean Community Group commemorative book
Authors self-publishing books: Novel, series of children’s books, ‘Storyworth’ memoire, Italian cookbook.
2018 - 2021:
Graduate School of Management, University of Auckland
Position: Professional Teaching Fellow, Business Communication Team
Responsibilities: The team provides embedded, discipline-specific academic language and literacy support to Master of Business Students through weekly seminars, online feedback on draft written work, presentations rehearsals and 1:1 / small group work.
March 2019: The Business Communication and Academic Skills Team was the recipient of a University of Auckland Business School Excellence Award for Collaboration in Teaching
2016 - 2017:
Position: Professor of English language, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan.
Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate students of English:
Effective Essay Writing
Introduction to Social Sciences 1 & 2
Topics in Humanities 1 & 2
Member of the Undergraduate Board of Studies, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan.
1988 - 2016:
Position: Senior Lecturer in ESOL and Head of Department of Language Studies
Responsibilities: Management of a large academic department & teaching ESOL to refugee, immigrant and international students
Business Writing in International Contexts (BA/ Grad Cert. EAL)
Language policy and Change management courses in the Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching
Developer and principal lecturer of “Approaches to Language Learning” course (BA programme)
Lecturer in Academic Skills for Business Studies, Shandong Economics University, Jinan, China, Sept-Nov. 2009
Lecturer and course leader on a wide range of English language course for migrants, refugees and international students
IELTS examiner and IELTS Centre Administrator.
1985 - 1987:
1978 - 1988:
1975 - 1977:
Manukau Polytechnic, 1985 – 1987. Lecturer in ESOL (Part-time).
Edgewater College, Pakuranga, Auckland. Teacher of English and Drama. Seconded to Ministry of Education as Drama Advisor 1981.
Teacher, Homai College, Auckland. Classroom teacher of children with multiple disabilities.
Nicholas Chamberlain Comprehensive School, Bedworth, U.K. Teacher of English and Drama.
Research and presentations:
My research interests include:
English for Specific Purposes
Language teaching strategies
Teaching ESOL and business communication skills to a wide variety of adult students
Proofreading and editing skills
Academic management skills
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc.
Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages, Aotearoa / New Zealand (TESOLANZ)
Reading, Spanish guitar, and travel
Names and contact details on request.