CLERA Researcher of the Month: Nathan Page

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

Nathan PageOur Researcher of the Month for November is Nathan Page who recently joined Aston as a teaching associate in TESOL. Before that he worked as a visiting lecturer at Aston and York St John Universities for approximately two years. He also spent several years as an English language teacher in Japan and completed a distance masters in TESOL through Aston at the same time. In his doctoral research, he is using methods inspired by linguistic ethnography to research the experiences of language, communication and culture by Japanese volunteers in diverse global locations.

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CLERA Researcher of the Month: Helen Donaghue

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

Our Researcher of the Month for October is Helen Donaghue. Helen is a doctoral student at Aston researching the co-construction and negotiation of identity and face in post observation feedback meetings between EFL teachers and their supervisors. She currently works as a senior lecturer in English Language Teaching at Sheffield Hallam University where she teaches on EAP and undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education courses. She spent 12 years in the United Arab Emirates where she taught EAP and ran the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology. She is interested in language teacher education, discourse analysis, institutional interaction and language testing.

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CLERA Researcher of the Month: Raquel Medina

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests. Raquel Medina.bmpOur Researcher of the Month for September is Dr Raquel Medina, Head of Spanish. She holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (US) and joined Aston University as Head of Spanish in 2006, after working for 12 years at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (US). She is the author of Surrealismo en la poesía española de posguerra (Visor, 1997) and co-editor of Sexualidad y escritura (Anthropos, 2002).  She has published on contemporary Spanish poetry, women writers and cultural studies. Her  current research focuses on the representation of Alzheimer’s disease in film, fiction and non-fiction narrative, and poetry, and emphasizes how cultural texts have the power of creating, sustaining, and changing meanings of AD.

CLERA Researcher of the Month: Wine Tesseur

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

Wine TesseurOur Researcher of the Month for July is Wine Tesseur, a Marie Curie Researcher at Aston University. She holds an MA in Germanic Languages from KU Leuven (Belgium) and an MA in Translation from Lessius University College (Belgium). She is currently working on her PhD at Aston as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network TIME (Translation Research Training: An integrated and intersectoral model for Europe). Her PhD deals with translation policy at Amnesty International.
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CLERA Researcher of the Month: Muna Morris-Adams

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

Muna Morris-AdamsOur Researcher of the Month for June is Dr Muna Morris-Adams. She has extensive experience of teaching both foreign languages and EFL in a wide range of contexts. At Aston she teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, both on-campus and by distance learning, as well as supervising PhD students. Her main research interests are language teaching methodology, classroom interaction, spoken discourse analysis and intercultural communication.

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CLERA Researcher of the Month: Séverine Hubscher Davidson

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

Severine Hubscher-DavidsonOur Researcher of the Month for May is Dr Séverine Hubscher Davidson, Lecturer in Translation Studies. She received her BA (French and Spanish) and MA (Translation and Interpreting) at the University of Kent and Bath, respectively. In Bath, she also pursued her PhD entitled ‘An Empirical Investigation into the Effects of Personality on the Performance of French to English Student Translators’. She has mainly published in the area of translation process research, with a special focus on translators’ individual differences, personalities, intuition and emotional intelligence. 

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CLERA Researcher of the Month: Pam Moores

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

Pam MooresOur Researcher of the Month for March is Professor Pamela Moores, OBE. Pam also worked for the Open University before coming to Aston University, where she has spent the majority of her illustrious career. Until August 2013, she led the School of Languages and Social Sciences in her role as Executive Dean. Pam has been involved in language educational policy on a national level for many years, serving as chair of the University Council of Modern Languages and playing a central role in various MFL initiatives, including Routes into Languages.
Her research interests include the French print media, national and regional titles, and the street press, and she has published on media coverage of elections; issues of regulations, diversity and balance; and representation of women in the media.

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CLERA Researcher of the Month: Suzanne Bonn

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

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Our Researcher of the Month for February is Suzanne Bonn who joined Aston in April 2010 as a part-time postgraduate student. Her PhD investigates the characteristics of teacher personal narratives (i.e., personal stories or anecdotes) as well as the when, how, and why they are used by teachers. Originally from Canada, Suzanne was educated from high school onwards in the United States. She is currently teaching part-time at Nanzan University and Chukyo University in Nagoya, Japan. She is an active member of JALT (The Japan Association for Language Teaching) and will be presenting her PhD research in Brisbane, Australia in August this year for the AILA World Congress 2014.

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CLERA Researcher of the Month: Anne Burns

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

anneburnsOur Researcher of the Month for January 2014 is Professor Anne Burns, Director of CLERA and Professor in Language Education

Anne supervises PhD students and teaches in the English distance and on-campus Masters programmes. When she is not at Aston, she works from her home base in Sydney. She is well-known internationally for her work in action research and language teacher education. Anne is a member of the Executive Board of the International Applied Linguistics Association (AILA) and is the Senior Academic Advisor to the Applied Linguistics Series published by Oxford University Press. She is also a member of The British Council’s English Language Advisory Group and serves on the Editorial Board of several journals, including Language Teaching and TESOL Quarterly.

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CLERA Researcher of the Month: Joshua Antle

CLERA has a broad range of researchers and research candidates working in many different areas of language education. Each month, we feature one of our researchers to learn more about them, their work and their interests.

071119_2229~01Our Researcher of the Month for December is Joshua Antle. Joshua has taught L2 English in China, Canada and Japan to a variety of different learners at a variety of levels.  He is currently a full time lecturer at Toyo University in Gunma, Japan.  He began working on his PhD, titled ‘Collocations: Productive and receptive tasks to improve productive abilities’, at Aston University in April 2010.  Among his other research interests are extensive listening and incidental learning.  He is a member of JALT and ETJ.

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