Dr Simon Webster, SFHEA
- Position: Lecturer in EAP
- Areas of expertise: teacher cognition; teacher education; academic literacy; English for specific academic purposes; learner autonomy
- Email: S.J.Webster@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 1110
- Location: 2.29 Clothworkers Building North
I am an EAP lecturer seconded to the School of Media, where I oversee academic literacy provision for the School.
Prior to this, I taught on a number of MA programmes in the University (MAPLIS, MA TESOL, MA TESOL Studies) and for several years I was director of UG, PG and PGR insessional provision.
My main research area is that of language teacher cognition and I have conducted teacher cognition research in EAP, EMI and ESOL contexts.
I have a strong interest in the discipline-specificity of academic writing and have recently written a book chapter exploring the written discourse genres of digital media studies for Bloomsbury Press.
I am currently working on a PRiA project exploring inclusive pedagogical practices in academic seminars.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD (Leeds)
- MEd TESOL (Edinburgh)
- PGCE (Cardiff)
- BA (Liverpool)
My role in the School of Media and Communication includes the design and delivery of discipline-specific in-sessional courses and programme-embedded workshops within the School.
I am also co-coordinator of the pre-sessional programme for students who will be undertaking Master’s-level study in the School.
Research groups and institutes
- Language Centre