Presentations and Essays

Here is a selection of slides from presentations, workshops and webinars that I have given. Further down you can find some essays that I wrote at The University of Warwick (2011-12). You can download them via the links. It includes presentations relating to my research into the Mental Health of language teachers, two webinars given for the Learning Technologies Special Interst Group (2013, 2020), a presentation given in Brussels at The Image Conference (2019) and a guide to living in Riyadh, which I wrote for Bell Educational Trust back in 2010!


On 23 October 2020, I delivered a talk for the Eaquals association to members and non-members.  It was part of a strand on ‘Pastoral Care in times of crisis’.  It looked at 2020 so far, a piece of research by MacIynte, Gregerson and Mercer (2020) and my own research carried out between September and October.  A fuller report of the responses from the survey was published in January 2021. The recording was made available to Eaquals members only, although it can be found using a Google search and, if you have a Vimeo account, is available to watch here

These are the slides from the workshop (webinar) given for the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group on 29 August 2020.  Drawing on the theories of constructivism and Flipped learning in online environments, this webinar took a look at best practice for teaching online using Blackboard Collaborate. This was designed to be a practical workshop where participants were invited to discuss effective ways of using the platform, including exploiting the use of breakout groups.  I drew on my recent experience of using the platform on an EAP (English for Academic Purposes) course at the University of Sheffield, UK. However, the principles could be transposed to other forms of online or remote language teaching. It was beset with a few technical glitches and the system was overloaded at times, but I persevered nonetheless. A recording was edited (by me) and made available via the LTSIG YouTube channel.

On a similar topic, these are the slides which were presented as part of the inaugural BALEAP TEL SIG online conference, which took place on 3 and 4 October 2020. A recording will be made available on the BALEAP TEL SIG YouTube channel.


This is a slide (image version only) of a Presentation given at the Image Conference, Brussels on 6 October 2019. Most of the clips that were shown are taken from the videos available from the tab at the top.


Click on the links on the following to download the slides:

IATEFL Conference, Liverpool, April 2019

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IATEFL Liverpool 2019 Workshop


English UK Conference, Borough, London, January 2019

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Looking after your teachers – Academic Managers Day

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How to Stay Well in the Classroom – being mentally fit


ELT Malta Conference, October 2018

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7th ELT Malta Conference Workshop


IATEFL Webinar, June 2018


Mental Health Awareness (Training) for Employers within ELT


IATEFL Conference, Brighton, April 2018

IATEFL 2018 Talk Slides


International House Webinar, March 2018

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The recording is available by clicking on this link (Adobe Connect) or you can watch it on YouTube.


Slides for my Learning Technologies SIG webinar, September 2013


Article in the Learner Autonomy SIG newsletter, 2013


If you want to read my full dissertation ‘Autonomy in Learning ICT and Web Tools for the English Language Teaching Classroom’ from 2012 this can be accessed via my ICT in ELT blog. which was an assessed module on my Masters at the University of Warwick.


Essay on a process of Peer or co-operative development and reflection from 2012


Lexis and Grammar essay from 2012


Second Language Acquisition essay from 2011


Professional Practice essay, 2012:


..and finally

A guide to living in Riyadh, which I put together for Bell Educational Trust, 2010:

After one of my presentations – Liverpool, 2019.
Photo by Helen Chapman.

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