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