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Currently – Professor of Education at Unitec in New Zealand.
Currently – TESOL Professor at Anaheim University in the USA.
Currently – Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at KMUTT University Thailand.
Currently – Senior Research Consultant, Kanda University of International Studies, Tokyo, Japan.
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.
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, tri-annual peer-reviewed journal, published by Taylor & Francis. With Terry Lamb.
Currently – Editor-in-Chief of Relay Journal.
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 for the Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments.
Currently – Editorial board member of Studies in Educational Management.
Currently – Editorial board member of the Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics.
Currently – Editorial board member of the Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal.
Currently – Editorial board member for the journal of Second Language Studies, Iran.
Currently – Editorial board member for rEFLections Journal, Thailand.
Currently – Editorial board member for English Language Teaching World Online.
Currently – Editorial board member for the International Journal of Research in ELT.
Currently – Editorial board member for JALTCALL Journal, Japan.
Currently – Editorial board member for the Iranian Journal of Research in English Language Teaching.
Currently – Advisory board member for PASAA Journal, Chulalongkorn University, CULI, Bangkok, Thailand.
Currently – Advisory board member for TEFLIN Journal, Indonesia.
Currently – Advisory board member for Studies in Self-Access Learning.
Currently – Panelist for the New Zealand Ministry of Education’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 – On the lead development team of the PhD programme at Kanda Unviversity in Tokyo, Japan.
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 – Associate Researcher on the ‘Web 2.0 European Language Portfolio’ project at the European Centre for Modern Languages.
Currently – Member of the Routledge Experts Panel for Education Arena.
Currently – Member of IMS global learning consortium.
Currently – Member-at-large of the JALT Learner Development SIG.
Currently – Member of a number of professional organisations in the areas of applied linguistics and language teaching (including Stets, SAAL, BAAL, Alanz, JALT, AULC, Cercles)
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 – 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 Scientific Committee for 7th International Conference on e-Learning and e-Teaching (ICELET2019), Iran.
2018-2019 – Editorial Advisory Board member for the ‘Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration and Technologies’, edited by Jan Travers and forthcoming with IGI publishers.
2014-2017 – Convenor (with Alice Chik) of the AILA Research Network on Digital Gaming.2019 – Member of the Scientific Committee for 7th International Conference on e-Learning and e-Teaching (ICELET2019), Iran.>
2019 - Reviewer for Studies in Second Language Teaching.
2017 – Reviewer for the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).
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 Learning” which will be held by Islamic Azad University, Urmia Branch, in Urmia, Iran, August 26-27.
2017 – Editorial Advisory Board member of “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning”, 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 ‘Multiculturalism & Technology-Enhanced Language Learning’, 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 ‘Language Acquisition Technologies: Web 2.0 Transformation of Learning’, 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 ‘establishing a comparative research methodology framework for the investigation of independent language learning and related teacher development’.
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 ‘Autonomy’).
2002 – Co-founder of the Independent Learning Association (see under ‘Autonomy’).
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 ‘A Study of Tertiary Level English Language Self Access Centres in Australia and New Zealand’.
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 – Master’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 ‘Università per Stranieri’. 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