Dr Simon Webster, SFHEA

Dr Simon Webster, SFHEA


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.

Research interests

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)

Student education

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