Dr Jane Evison is a member of the Centre for International Education Research and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.
Jane joined the School in 2005. Before this she taught Discourse Analysis in the School of English Studies here at Nottingham where she also conducted her doctoral research into interaction in Higher Education talk using corpus linguistic and fine-grained analysis.
Jane is the programme leader of the MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Online). She teaches on both the face-to-face and web-based MA TESOL programmes and also has substantial experience of teaching at the University's campus in Malaysia.
Jane researches talk and interaction, the discourse of teacher education and other learning contexts, and teacher professionalism in international settings.
Jane is currently researching voluntary English language provision in the East Midlands with Cora Lindsay, Renata Seredyńska and Smaragda Kampouri. This research focuses on language teaching for… read more
ZACHARIAS, S. and EVISON, J., 2023. I see what you mean: Exploring figurative uses of language. In: VIANA, V., ed., Teaching English with Corpora Routledge. 139-142
BAILEY, L. and EVISON, J., 2020. Neither backpackers nor locals: the professional identities of TESOL Teachers in East Asia. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL. 9(1), 41-47
Jane is currently researching voluntary English language provision in the East Midlands with Cora Lindsay, Renata Seredyńska and Smaragda Kampouri. This research focuses on language teaching for refugees and migrants which is provided as part of a module on the Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA). She is also researching postgraduate student identity with Sarah Horrod.
Jane's research background is in the field of applied linguistics. Her doctoral research investigated Higher Education talk, with a focus on turn construction and turn-taking in a range of learning encounters. For example:
Professional discursive identities of faculty in two "international" universities in Thailand and Vietnam (British Association of International and Comparative Education award, with Lucy Bailey)
Subject teachers' attitudes to English in their online postgraduate studies and in their teaching: voices from Nigeria, Kenya and Malaysia (British Council English Language Teaching Research Partnership, with Mary Bailey)
Jane has also contributed to commissioned research projects on paired speaking tests for Cambridge ESOL and provided research support for the Cambridge Grammar of English (Carter and McCarthy, 2006) and the Touchstone series of coursebooks. She is also a Project Affiliate at CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research), located at Pennsylvania State University.
I am keen to continue to research professional discourse of all kinds, teacher education and the discourse of learning.