Cathie Lacey has taught at the University of Wolverhampton since May 2003, working with those who wish to teach English in adult community and college settings. As a senior lecturer, she has also both managed and taught on the subject specific (English/Literacy and ESOL) Cert Ed and stand-alone diplomas as well as having a stint as PGCE Award leader. She has been involved in working parties for the Education and Training Foundation Professional Standards (2014) and the LLUK standards (2006) as well as the subject specific criteria for ESOL (LSIS 2011). Ms Lacey has been external examiner for a wide range of universities (for example, Edge Hill University, University of Warwick, Institute of Education and University of Birmingham) for their post compulsory teacher education courses. She worked on many LSIS projects and has been involved in various research projects concerning post compulsory teacher education.
Cathie is currently working on doctoral research focusing on the impact of language-in-education policies changes on the lives of ESOL teachers in the West Midlands.