I'm an applied linguist, based at the University of Leicester, who specialises in psychological aspects of foreign language education. I have extensive research experience investigating affect-related issues such as classroom silence, foreign language anxiety and teacher emotions, and regularly receive invitations to talk about these topics at national and international events. I am an International Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Away from work, I'm a keen cricketer and over the years have been fortunate enough to play competitive cricket for clubs based in England, Australia and Japan.


BA (Hons), RSA Cambridge CELTA, MEd (Distinction), PhD (Nottingham), FHEA

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