Dr Eve Smith

Dr Eve Smith


I gained a 2:1 Joint Honours Degree in Drama and German from the University of HUll in 1995, this was followed by my MA Film and Drama from the University of Reading in 1996.  

I then left academia and worked as accountant studying for the professional qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, despite many achievements in this role I found that the training aspects of this role were the most enjoyable and eventually took the leap of returning to academia.

In 2004 I began a PhD alongside sessional teaching at Liverpool John Moores University, where I also gained the PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.  As well as teaching and squeezing in my doctoral research, I worked as a research assistant on a number Teaching and Learning projects, such as looking at Reflective Writing as a method of assessment and how students engage with Feedback.  For many years I also acted as the main conference assistant for the Association for Research in Popular Fiction. 

In 2007 I first taught Liverpool John Moores University’s BA (Hons) Mass Communications International Summer Programme, which began my work in Transnational Education.  I remained a core member of teaching staff for this programe until 2014, when the partnership with TAR college in Malaysia was discontinued.

In 2010 I began also teaching English and Academic Skills at Liverpool International College, where I taught students from around the globe on pathway courses into undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Liverpool.

In 2018 I joined the Language Centre and Leeds University for the first time and was glad to return in 2019 teaching on a variety of courses including working with students at the UoL/SWJTU Joint School in Chengdu. In 2022, I became module leader for a new on-line summer pre-sessional course in English for General Academic Purposes.

Research interests

My current research on pedagogoical topics is divided among two projects.  Firstly I am co-editor of a forthcoming edited collection entitled ENGLISH-MEDIUM INSTRUCTION IN A DYNAMIC TRANSNATIONAL SETTING: ISSUES OF LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY.  This volume utilises my previous practical experience of transnational education as well as my academic knowledge of issues of language and identity.  Within this volume I am collaborating on chapters that discuss teacher perspectives on identitiy and translanguaging.  I am also contributing a sole authored chapter presenting a new piece of reserach on student perspecrtives on translanguaging. 

Secondly, since 2022 I have been part of research group looking at COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning).  In 2023 this group was awarded a collaborative LITE fellowship to develop the project further with a view to the proliferaton of this type of pedagogy throughout the University.

Aside from this I maintain an interest in popular culture research, including popular genres within film. television and literature from the perspectives of text, audience and production.

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  • PhD Media, Culture and Communication
  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • MA Film and Drama
  • BA (Hons) German and Drama

Professional memberships

  • FHEA (Advance HE/Higher Education Academy)
  • ACMA/CGMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

Student education

Before coming to Leeds I taught a variety of Media and Communication modules including research methods and theory modules, alongside this I taught English and Academic Skills for international students.  My role at Leeds invovles teaching English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Academic Purposes, in some aspects of my practice I have combined my subject knowledge in Media, Culture and Communication with my experience of teaching EAP to international students.    

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre
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