Jeanne Godfrey

Jeanne Godfrey

Profile

I am a practitioner, scholar and author in the field of English language for academic study. I have an established profile in the field of English of academic purposes, particularly in the area of student academic writing.  I have been Chair of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) and held management positions in UK higher education. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My main areas of research are:

  • creativity and originality in student academic writing 
  • vocabulary acquisition and use in the disciplines 
  • student written voice and identity

Selected Publications

  • Godfrey, J. (2021) [Forthcoming] Writing for University (3rd edn.) London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Godfrey, J. and Whong, M. ‘A Collaborative Scholarship Model of EAP Research and Practice’ in Whong, M. and Godfrey, J. (eds.) 2021. What is Good Academic Writing? Insights Into Discipline-specific Student Writing. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. pp.9–29.
  • Whong, M. and Godfrey, J. (eds.) 2021. What is Good Academic Writing? Insights Into Discipline-specific Student Writing. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Godfrey, J. (2020) The Student Phrase Book (2nd edn.)  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 
  • Godfrey, J. (2018) How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays (3rd edn.) 
  • Godfrey, J. (2017) The Business Student’s Phrase Book Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Godfrey, J. (2016) Writing for University (2nd edn.) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Godfrey, J. (2015) Academic Writing Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Godfrey, J. (2015) Reading and note-making Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Godfrey, J. (2014) Reading and Making Notes (2nd edn.) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Godfrey, J. (2013) The Student Phrase Book Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Godfrey, J. (2012) 'Using your reading in your essays.' in Organisation and Management Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (publication for Liverpool Hope University). 
  • Godfrey, J. (1998) Working within and going beyond a modular institution-wide language program; from first year to postgraduates, including home students. BALEAP PIMS proceedings ISSN: 1462-8198
  • Godfrey, J. and Bright, J. (2005) ‘Preparation for Learning at University: A Partnership Approach Between Higher Education and Further Education to Widening Participation’ Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning 7 (1) ISSN: 1466-6529
  • Preece, S. and Godfrey, J. (2004) ‘Academic Literacy Practices and Widening Participation: First Year Undergraduates on an Academic Writing Programme’ Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning 6 (1) ISSN: 1466-6529

Selected Talks and Papers

  • ‘Definitions of academic literacy and the Academic Literacies Model’, March 2021. Library Services Forum, University of Leeds.
  • ‘Developing Vocabulary’ November 2019. SWJT Joint School, Chengdu, China.
  • ‘Being a Writer’ April 2019. Invited speaker, LC Postgraduate Writing Seminar, University of Leeds.
  • ‘Dual Practitioning: A step beyond collaboration’ April 2019. British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) Conference, University of Leeds.
  • ‘Being Well Read to Being Well Written’ April 2019. Keynote speech, Academic Reading Symposium, University of Keele.
  • ‘Books as Enablers’ July 2019. Invited speaker, North East Librarians Conference, University of Leeds.
  • ‘Being a writer’ November 2017. Invited speaker, BALEAP Research event, Nottingham Trent University.
  • ‘A Whirlwind tour of genre analysis, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines and academic literacy.’ July 2016. One-day LT conference, University of Leeds.
  • ‘Making writing more visible to your students.' June 2013. LT Conference, University of Hertfordshire.
  • ‘Use of sources in academic writing.' April 2013. BALEAP Conference, University of Nottingham.
  • ‘Integration and identity.' June 2005. European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing (EATAW) Conference, Greece.
  • ‘Academic literacy and widening participation: a report on research by the Academic Literacy Unit at the University of Westminster.' April 2003. BALEAP Conference, University of Newcastle.
  • ‘Hearing every voice - English for academic purposes (EAP) and academic literacy issues in Britain.' March 2003. International Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Conference, USA.
  • ‘Teaching English to home students within British higher education.' April 2000. TESOL Conference, Canada.
  • ‘Using other people's words and ideas: positively promoting intellectual property.' November 1999. BALEAP Professional Interest Meeting (PIM), University of Reading.
  • ‘The potential for an academic literacy approach in an HE institution.' April 1999. Writing Development in Higher Education (WDHE) Conference, University of Leicester.
  • ‘Employability, graduateness and critical thinking; the exploration and exploitation of EAP in the wider university context.' April 1998. BALEAP Conference, Oxford Brookes University.
  • ‘Working within and going beyond a modular institution-wide language program; from first year to postgraduates, including home students.' March 1998. British Association of State English Language Teaching (BASELT) / BALEAP Conference, University of Hertfordshire.
  • ‘English for academic purposes in Britain: current provision, issues and future directions.' April 1997.TESOL Conference, USA.

Research interests

  • creativity and orginality in student academic writing
  • academic literacy and perceptions of an academic literacties approach
  • use of souce material and academic integrity
  • academic vocabulary acquisition and use
  • student written voice and identity
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Qualifications

  • MA Linguistics, University of Reading. 1989 - 1990
  • CELTA/ R.S.A Certificate TEFL.
  • BA Honours Social Anthropology and Sociolinguistics, University of Sussex. 1982 -1985. Dissertation

Professional memberships

  • British Association of English for Academic Purposes
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Writing Development in Higher Education
  • Learning Development in Higher Education
  • British Institute of English Language Teaching
  • Society of Authors