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Language in and for Education (LifE) Research Group members

Find out more about members of the Language in and for Education (LifE) Research Group.

Members of the LifE Research Group focus on the role of language in knowledge, education, power, ideology, identity and society, and the teaching and learning of languages.

Academic staff members

Doctoral students and topics

    Student Topic
    Rosina Abdulla English Medium Instruction Policy in the UAE Bilingual Schools: Factors and Critical questions
    Angie Baily Habitus, Agency and Guan: Raising multilingual children of Chinese heritage in Ireland
    David Busby Study skills practitioner identity and agency in UK higher education
    Dean Cairns Towards effective inquiry learning approaches through the development of epistemic cognition in science
    Jinyao Chang -
    Jonathan Code A Path of Fire – Autoethnographic writing on Ecoliteracy
    Walid Daffri Academic Coloniality in English Language Teaching in Algeria (completed 2023)
    Caitlin Dunne Gender and student interaction in English Medium Instruction classrooms in a Turkish Secondary School
    Amne Elkhatib EFL teacher’s conceptions of effective online teaching in Saudi Arabia
    Meltem Eski English language teacher educator learning in Spain (completed 2023)
    Jay Fonow Epistemic injustice and international teacher training programs: A thematic analysis of testimonial, hermeneutical, and interpretive injustices in southern China
    Carmella Jodrell Gender differences in interactional strategies of educational coaches
    Wayne Jones Language-related and non-linguistic challenges faced by Emirati students at an English medium university in the United Arab Emirates
    Hala Khaled Language Learning Motivation in Multilingual Algeria: An Investigation into Possible Selves, Motivational Orientations, and Self-beliefs
    Yuwei Lin Students’ Willingness to Communicate in English Medium Instruction: a case study of a Sino-foreign cooperative university
    Xiaoli Liu Chinese heritage language learners’ development in the UK
    Siyu Nie Corpus-based analysis of collocational development of L1 and L2 students’ academic writing
    Pius Ochieng Language and epistemic justice in the new Kenyan curriculum
    Jiayu Tie Assessing AI Readiness Among Postgraduate Students in UK Universities: Exploring Factors Influencing AI Readiness for Artificial Intelligence Integration in Education
    Chris Sowton Language-in-education policy in South Sudan
    Kazuo Yamamoto The role of faculty development programmes for Japanese instructors teaching university English Medium Instruction courses
    Kie Yamamoto A qualitative investigation of Japanese learners’ perceptions of teletandem learning experiences
    Rui Yan Exploration of the effect of long-term use of a GSRS (Gamified Student Response System) in EFL reading
    Yonghua Wang Teacher beliefs and sociocultural contexts
    Dan Zhao The impact of using smartphone language learning applications on Chinese international students’ Willingness to Communicate (WTC): A Confucian Heritage Cultural (CHC) perspective (completed 2023)
    Ying Zhou Chinese EMI International Business Undergraduates’ Learning Motivation in a Transnational University: A Mixed-methods Longitudinal Study at a Transitional Stage