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Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Consultancy role to the Department of English City University of Hong Kong. This position involves teaching and supervision of post-graduate students.

2013- 2017

Associate Professor, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong. This position is a full-time academic post with the usual requirements of regular academic output, teaching and supervision. I also coordinate the College of Business English language provision with an enrolment of 1,000 students.

2011 –2013

Head of the English Language Centre (ELC) and Associate Head & Associate Professor in the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong. This was a concurrent administrative and academic position that required leadership and change management in the ELC and reported directly to the Associate. Provost of the university. I was also part of the management team of the department and taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervised postgraduate theses and published.

2010- 2011

Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of English and (Acting) Head (February 1st –on-going) of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the City University of Hong Kong.

2005 – 2010

Head of the Centre for Language in Education (CLE), Hong Kong University of Education. This was also a change management position where new curriculum direction was implemented within the English, Putonghua and Cantonese sections. A new self- access centre was also set up as part of this change.


Co-founder and chief consultant- Future Perfect Business English, Manila.  I moved to the Philippines for 2 years where I worked as a consultant within the business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry. I advised multinational companies with offshored operations on language policy, assessment, curriculum development, training and coaching for business impact.

2001 – 2003

Head of The Centre for Professional and Business English at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Established within the university, this self- funded centre became highly profitable due to success in winning a mixture of government and private company contracts.


Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Special and Self-financed Programmes –Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

1995 – 1999

Deputy Head Centre for Professional and Business English and Senior Lecturer –Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Director of Studies - Sydney College of English.

1987- 1993

Director of Education - The Australian Centre for Languages (ACL), Sydney, Australia. Responsibilities included the recruitment of overseas students, curriculum direction and the oversight of the Nepean Language Centre.

1980– 1987

Senior Education Officer, Curriculum Support Unit - New South Wales Adult Migrant Education Service (AMES).

1976– 1980

Curriculum coordinator, language instructor and teacher trainer -The Institute of Languages at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.


TEFL Instructor - Eurocentre School, Cambridge,UK


2014- present

Co-supervision of doctorate student ( with Professor Trevor Bond) : Ms. Guan, Yuanyuan, Gwendoline. EFL listening development through diagnosis-an assessment-based study of listening sub-skills using Rasch assessment. James Cook University, Australia.


EdD Examination of Mr.Lam Che Keung. Implementation of Portfolio Assessment: Action research in two writing classrooms. Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.


PhD Examination of  Mr. Song, Ying The provision of English Language Training in IT Outsourcing Companies in China. School of Communication, International Studies and Languages, University of South Australia.


PhD Examination of Ms. Meilin Chen  Multi –word Verbs in Learner and Native Novice Writing: A Multi-corpora-based Study. City University of Hong Kong.


PhD Examination of Ms. Alina Wong Applied Genre Analysis in professional Contexts: Discourses of and perspectives from IPO Lawyers and reporting Accountants. City University of Hong Kong.


PhD Examination of Laura Gurney EAP teachers’ conceptions of and interactions with professional development: A phenomenographic investigation. Deakin University, Australia


PhD Examination of Sreedhevi Ramachandran Will the Real Authors Please Stand Up?The performance of Authenticity by Monsin Hamid, Junot Diaz and Madeleine Thien. City University of Hong Kong.


Doctor of Education (TESOL) thesis examination of Saichon Pianpadungporn The Development of Computer-Based Diagnostic English Grammar Assessment to Investigate the English Grammar Competence of pre-Service teachers in Thailand. University of Wollongong.Australia.

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