May 2005 — Present
Reader in Language and Communication, University of Bedfordshire (old name: University of Luton)
September 1999 — May 2005
Senior Lecturer in General Linguistics, University of Luton
September 1995 — Sep 1999
Lecturer in General Linguistics, University of Luton
September 1993 — Sep 1995
Research Fellow in Communication Studies, Middlesex University, London
September 1993 — Sep 1994
Tutorial Fellow in Linguistics, University of Sussex, Falmer (part-time)
March 1990 — Jun 1993
Visiting Lecturer in Linguistics, Central School of Speech and Drama, Swiss Cottage, London
December 1989 — Sep 1993
Research Assistant, Survey of English Usage, University College London
October 1985 — Jul 1989
Lector in Serbo-Croat, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London
Other professional activities
Local organizer of the Autumn meeting of the Linguistics
Association of Great Britain held at the University of
Bedfordshire, Luton, UK.
Local organizer of the 2nd Relevance Theory Workshop, held at the
University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK.
Refereeing submissions for publication in:
Journal of Linguistics, Lingua, Pragmatics, Mind and Language, Journal of Pragmatics, Australian Journal of Linguistics, Intercultural Pragmatics, as well as gook proposals submitted to Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge University Press, and Longman publishers.
Delivered Course to UN Peacekeepers, Military and Politicians on the MA Gender Peace and Security
Delivered a workshop to GRIDCo Ghana
Delivered a workshop to Senior Police Academy, Ghana
Delivered Course to UN Peacekeepers, Military, and Senor Police Officers on the MA Gender Peace and Security
Curriculum Review Masters Programme, KAIPTC, Ghana
Teaching, examining and course development
Extensive experience of teaching almost all core subjects in the fields of language and communication (including, professional communication, pragmatics, semantics and linguistic theory and translation), at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
External examiner for courses in these fields at the universities of Hertfordshire, Warwick, Brighton, Roehampton, Newcastle, Birkbeck College (University of London).
Examiner for PhD theses at the universities of Geneva, Newcastle, Birkbeck College (University of London).
Developed the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting
course developed at the University of Bedfordshire.
Contributed to developing new (TEFL and Business)
pathways on the MA Intercultural Communication.
As Field Manager for BA English Language Studies,
collaborated on the development of 2+2 BA degree with WSJO (Poznań, Poland).
Designed the BA English Language Studies course and put together the validation document.