You can download a PDF version of my CV here. This has been updated until January 2019. The information below is comprehensive until now.
Currently - TESOL Professor and Director of Research at Anaheim University in the USA.
Currently - Senior Research Consultant, Kanda University of International Studies, Tokyo, Japan.
2013-2019 - Head of Department and Professor of Education at Unitec in New Zealand.
Currently - Professor of Applied Linguistics at KMUTT University Thailand.
2015-2019 - Director of the doctoral programme at Anaheim University, USA.
2016-2017 - Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Anaheim University, USA.
2009-2011 - Head of Learner Development at Middlesex University, London, UK.
2007-2008 - Southeast Asian Ministers of Education, RELC, Senior Lecturer, CALL Specialist.
2000-2006 - Founding Director of the English Language Self Access Centre, at the University of Auckland, Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics.
2021 - Member of the Expert Panel on Technology and Motivation, Oxford University Press.
2021 - Programe Committee Reviewers for the 2021 International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE, Thailand, November.
2021 - External supervisor/examiner, Örebro University, Sweden.
2021 - Member of the Award Committees for the Education Sciences Best Paper Awards.
2021 - External Research Consultant, Education University of Hong Kong on the LMOOC project.
2021 - External Educational Expert, Central South University, Changsha.
2020 - Visiting Professor, Central South University, Changsha, China, May.
2020 - External supervisor/examiner, Örebro University, Sweden.
2020 - Visiting Professor, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, April, Thailand.
2020 - External Research Consultant, Education University of Hong Kong on the LMOOC project.
2019 - Visiting Professor, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, April, Thailand.
2019 - Visiting Professor, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, April, Thailand.
2019 - Visiting Professor, Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education, May, 2019.
2018 - Visiting Professor, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, July 2018.
2017 - Visiting Professor, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
2016 - Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Central Lancashire, June 2016.
2016 - Visiting Professor, Kanda University, Japan, September 2016.
2015 - Visiting Professor, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
2013 - Visiting Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2006-2007 - Educational technology consultant for KMUTT University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2005 - Visiting professor at Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan.
2004-2005 - Project manager for the TOEFL IBT validation study, University of Auckland.
2004 - Visiting professor at KMUTT University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2004 - Visiting scholar at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
2003 - Project manager for the TOEFL CBT validation study, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
2003-2004 - Project manager for the Adult Literacy Project, University of Auckland.
2002 - Project Manager for the TOEFL validation study at the University of Auckland.
2000 - Project coordinator at the University of Auckland, Dept of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics.
2000 - CALL consultant in the Dept of Languages and Communication at the University of Groningen.
1999 - Consultant in the Research & Consultancy Centre for Educational Linguistics (ETOC), the Netherlands.
1994-1999 - Volunteer teacher of Dutch and English to refugees, Educas, the Netherlands.
Currently - Founding editor of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, quarterly peer-reviewed journal, published by Taylor & Francis. With Terry Lamb.
Currently - Editor-in-Chief of Relay Journal, with Jo Mynard and Satoko Kato.
Currently - Associate Editor of Language Learning & Technology.
Currently - Associate Editor of the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT).
Currently - Associate Editor of Language Teaching Research Quarterly.
Currently - Editorial board member of RELC Journal.
Currently - Editorial board member of Education Sciences.
Currently - Editorial board member of Studies in Educational Management.
Currently - Editorial board member of The Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, (Springer).
Currently - Editorial board member of JALTCALL Journal, Japan.
Currently - Editorial board member of Language Testing in Asia, (Springer).
Currently - Editorial board member of the Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics.
Currently - Editorial board member of the Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments.
Currently - Editorial board member of the Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal.
Currently - Editorial board member of rEFLections Journal, Thailand.
Currently - Editorial board member of the International Journal of Research in ELT.
Currently - Advisory board member of Studies in Self-Access Learning.
Currently - Advisory board member of JASAL (Japan Association for Self-Access Learning).
Currently - Panelist for the New Zealand Ministry of Educationâ€™s Tertiary Education Committee 5-yearly PBRF research evaluation.
Currently - Reviewer for the Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme & the Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) Funding Scheme of the Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.
Currently - Convenor (with Mark Pegrum) of the AILA Research Network on Mobile Gaming.
Currently - Research Chair, Anaheim University, USA.
Currently - Advisory Board member of the Norwegian government-funded project 'starting age and extramural English'. See here.
Currently - Chair of the Ethics Committee, Anaheim University, USA.
Currently - External Reviewer for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
Currently - Reviewer for System (since 2008).
Currently - Reviewer for ReCALL.
Currently - Associate Researcher on the â€˜Web 2.0 European Language Portfolioâ€™ project at the European Centre for Modern Languages.
Currently - Member of IMS global learning consortium.
Currently - Member-at-large of the JALT Learner Development SIG.
Currently - Member of FOSSFA (the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa)
Currently - member of Teachers without Borders.
Currently - member of the International Virtual Environments Research Group
Currently - member of the Language, Literacy and Digital Education group at UCLAN, Lancaster, UK.
Currently - invited member of Gamlit, Games and Literacy, group.
2019 - Member of the Routledge Experts Panel for Education Arena.
2019 - Program Committee Member for the CALL2019 (XXth) International CALL Research Conference.
2019 - Member of the Scientific Committee for 7th International Conference on e-Learning and e-Teaching (ICELET2019), Iran.
2019 - Member of the scientific committee of the International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Behavioral Science (EPBS-2019), Istanbul, 25-26 October.
2018-2019 - Editorial Advisory Board member for the â€˜Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration and Technologiesâ€™, edited by Jan Travers and forthcoming with IGI publishers.
2014-2017 - Convenor (with Alice Chik) of the AILA Research Network on Digital Gaming.
2020 Reviewer for Modern Language Journal.
2020 Reviewer for Language Testing in Asia.
2020 Reviewer for TESL-EJ.
2019 Reviewer for Studies in Second Language Teaching.
2017 - Reviewer for the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).
2017 - Reviewer for the Journal of the New Zealand Society of Applied Linguistics.
2017 - Reviewer for the Journal of Learning & Individual Differences (Elsevier).
2017 - Reviewer for the Journal of English Studies.
2017 - member of the honorary scientific committee of the International Conference on New Trends in English Language Teaching and Testing (www.NTELT.com), Dubai August 24, 2017.
2017 - member of the scientific committee of the 1st Conference on Practical and Pedagogical Issues in English Language Teaching and Learningâ€ which will be held by Islamic Azad University, Urmia Branch, in Urmia, Iran, August 26-27.
2017 - Editorial Advisory Board member of â€œCross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learningâ€, published by IGI.
2016 - Reviewer for the International Journal of Applied Linguistics
2016 - PhD Examiner for Waikato University.
2016 - Reviewer for Computers and Education
2016 - Research Advisor for Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
2015 - PhD Examiner for the University of Auckland.
2015 - External Monitor of the PhD programme at King Mongkut University in Thailand.
2015 - Editorial Advisory Board member for â€˜Multiculturalism & Technology-Enhanced Language Learningâ€™, by Tafazoli & Romero: IGI Global.
2015 - Reviewer for Applied Linguistics.
2011-2014 - Convenor, AILA Research Network for Technology and the Language Learner, with Glenn Stockwell.
2014 - PhD examiner for Massey University, Palmerston North
2013 - Reviewer for Language Teaching Research.
2013 - PhD examiner for Macquarie University, Sydney
2012 - PhD examiner for Monash University, Melbourne
2009-2012 - Panel member for the Masters and Doctorate in Professional Studies Programme Approval Panel and Research Ethics Sub Committee membership, at the Institute of Work-based Learning, Middlesex University, London.
2009-2011 - member of The Teaching and Learning Committee, the International Business Group, the Progression & Achievement Committee, the Senior Learning Resources Management Committee, and the Student Experience Committee, at Middlesex University. In March 2010 I was elected to the Academic Board. I chair the Learner Development Steering Group.
2011 - Reviewer for Language Awareness.
2011 - Reviewer for Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
2008 - Reviewer for Applied Linguistics.
2007-2008 - Reviewer for Language Teaching Research.
2007-2009 - Reviewer for Language Learning.
2003-2010 - Coordinator of the Learner Autonomy Project Inventory.
2008-2009 - Materials developer for Macmillan English Campus (academic English materials for online study: see here).
2009 - Conference committee member for the 4th Independent Learning Conference in Hong Kong, 2009.
2008 - Editorial board member for â€˜Language Acquisition Technologies: Web 2.0 Transformation of Learningâ€™, by Thomas, M. (Ed.), published by IGI.
2002-2007 - Member of the Languages Support Taskforce, University of Auckland.
2007 - PhD examiner for the University of South Australia.
2008 - Reviewer for the 2008 SLRF Conference.
2008 - Reviewer for the 2008 JALTCALL conference.
2004-2008 - Executive committee member of the Pacific Computer-Assisted Language Learning Association New Zealand Chapter President.
2004 - grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand for â€˜establishing a comparative research methodology framework for the investigation of independent language learning and related teacher developmentâ€™.
2004 - Member of the organising committee for the inaugural conference of the Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning conference, December 1-3, 2004.
2003 - Travel award to present at the e-ducation conference in Abu Dhabi February 22-24, 2003.
2003 - External examiner for Otago University.
2002-2003 - Convenor of the Independent Learning conference in Melbourne September, 2003 (see under â€˜Autonomyâ€™).
2002 - Co-founder of the Independent Learning Association (see under â€˜Autonomyâ€™).
2002-2003 - Member of the Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment reference group at the University of Auckland.
2001 - Research grant from the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics for the project â€˜A Study of Tertiary Level English Language Self Access Centres in Australia and New Zealandâ€™.
2000 - Finalist of the Dutch AILA (Anela) thesis prize.
2011 - Wine and Spirits Education Trust certified instructor (I know, I know, not very academic!).
2011 - Wine and Spirits Education Trust advanced certificate, with distinction.
2010 - Wine and Spirits Education Trust intermediate certificate, with distinction.
2005 - PhD University of Auckland, Department of Applied Language Studies & Linguistics. Recipient of a Top Achiever Doctoral Award from the Foundation for Science, Research and Technology for a period of 3 years.
2000 - Masterâ€™s degree (Honours) in Applied Linguistics from the University of Groningen. Finalist of the Dutch AILA (Anela) thesis prize.
1999 - Study in Damascus at the University of Damascus.
1996 - Scholarship to Study in Cairo at the Dutch Institute for Arabic and Archeological Studies.
1995-1998 - BA degree (Honours) in Applied Linguistics from the University of Groningen.
1994-1999 - BA degree in Languages and Cultures of the Middle East at the University of Groningen. First language Arabic, second language Hebrew. Specialisation: Arabic language acquisition, Dutch language acquisition by Arabic speakers, Civil Society.
1993 - Italian Language and Culture in Siena, Italy at the â€˜UniversitÃ per Stranieriâ€™. Italian language advanced levels, Italian 19th century poetry, Renaissance art, Italian phonology, Italian art history.
Selection of courses taught
With some of my students in Singapore