Dr Michelle Evans

Dr Michelle Evans


In 2018, I joined the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in English for Academic purposes.  In my current role, I work with pre-sessional and in-sessional students from the School of Education, as well as postgraduate research students across the university. I obtained my PhD in Education from the University of Warwick. My doctoral project explored academic genres across disciplines and the second langage writing processes of Vietnamese postgraduates in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Alongside PhD study, I taught English for Academic Purposes and discipline-specific programmes in the UK and Vietnam. I have undertaken impact assessment work within English Language Teaching projects including the Teacher-Research for Difficult Circumstances project and the Warwick in Africa project at the University of Warwick. I also continue to act as a teacher mentor within TESOL’s Electronic Village Online, ‘Classroom-based Research for Professional Development’.  Prior to this, I qualified as a teacher of Psychology and Sociology in the UK and taught multilingual students using English as a second language. I engaged in forms of teacher-research to explore classroom language learning and teaching with a focus on the role of metacognition and learner epistemological beliefs in second language writing. My current scholarship activity relates to the role of student voice and co-production in EAP pedagogy and curriculum design. I am also working on a project around the Sociology of EAP. 

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  • PhD Education
  • MA Learning and Teaching
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Social Sciences Research
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

Professional memberships

  • British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
  • British Association for Applied Linguistics

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre
  • PRIA