Ms Louise Russell

Academic Developer/EAP Visiting Lecturer

Louise Russell
Email address: l.russel@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322715 Location: MD150 Faculty: Faculty of Social Science/CoLT School/Institute: Faculty of Social Science/CoLT Areas of expertise: English for Academic Purposes, Teacher development

About

Summary

Louise has been teaching English for twenty four years and working at the University of Wolverhampton since 2009. She has taught General, Academic and Business English in Colombia, Brazil and Mexico and at FE colleges in London.  She has a BA and MA in Spanish and History from Oxford University and a teaching Diploma from London University.


She has worked with CoLT since January 2017 on the development of the KUDOS portfolio scheme, mentoring individual applications for Fellowship of the HEA, mentor/reviewer training and academic staff development initiatives.

Research interests

In connection to her FoSS role, she is particularly interested in learner autonomy, motivation and strategies for bringing the outside world into the classroom to engage learners and widen the context to life-long skills.

Areas of research connected to her CoLT role have focused on mentoring scholarship and good practice for dialogic assessments. She believes that mentoring and dialogue lead to wider conversations around teaching and learning. She is also keen to explore the associations between teacher development programs and the student experience.

Membership of professional bodies

SFHEA (Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy)

Qualifications

  • Cambridge DELTA (Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), King's College, London - Distinction
  • 1995 RSA/Cambridge Certificate in TEFL, Skola Teacher Training, London
  • 1991-1995 Oxford University, Worcester College - B.A. (Joint Hons) History & Spanish

Experience in industry

Louise worked in the media industry for three different companies between 1997 and 2002. She was responsible for planning and buying press advertising campaigns for the Central Office of Information (including government departments for health and education) and staff development and training.