Dr Angela Gayton
- Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Education (English Language & Linguistics)
My current research interests include:
- language issues within the internationalisation of higher education
- language learning motivation, specifically in Anglophone contexts
- issues of identity in the language classroom
- perceptions of English as a global language
- teacher education - the theory-practice nexus.
Prior to taking up the post of Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Education at the University of Glasgow, I worked at the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral research associate on an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) project entitled “Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies” (MEITS). Drawing on seven years of postgraduate and postdoctoral classroom-based research experience, I was associated with the Education Strand of MEITS, which explores the relationship between multilingual identities and attainment. The work involved data collection at secondary schools across the south East of England, exploring these themes. In addition, I was heavily involved with MEITS' public engagement and outreach activities.
Before joining the MEITS team, I worked for three years as a Teaching Fellow in the University of Edinburgh's School of Education. I have lectured and supervised MSc students extensively in the areas of second language acquisition, language learning motivation, and second language teaching curriculum development. I have supervised PhD projects in the areas of language learning motivation, foreign language anxiety, and language policy.
In addition to ongoing collaboration with the MEITS team, I am currently a co-investigator on a project entitled “How are International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores set and used for university admissions selection: A cross-institutional case study” with colleagues at the University of Bedfordshire.
I am heavily involved with teaching on the MSc in Applied Linguistics, and am convenor for two courses that sit within that programme:
- Language and the Global Campus (semester 1)
- Social and Individual Variables in Language Learning and Teaching (semester 2)
I contribute to Level 1 English Language and Linguistics tutoring and lecturing as well.
Phone: 0141 330 8041
Room 3.05, 12 University Gardens
Office Hour: 10-11, Tuesdays during term.