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Jane Evison

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Dr Jane Evison is the School of Education's Senior Tutor and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Jane is a member of the Centre for International Education Research.

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 MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (web-based) course leader. 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. She is a member of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE), the British Association of Applied Linguistics and the Inter-varietal Applied Corpus Studies Research Centre.

Research Summary

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)

Recent Publications

Jane is a member of the Centre for International Education Research. Her research supervision areas include:

  • teacher professional development
  • talk and learning in the digital age
  • international Higher Education.

Research proposals: please email Jane if you would like to discuss the appropriateness of your research topic.

Past Research

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.

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.

Future Research

I am keen to continue to research professional discourse of all kinds, teacher education and the discourse of learning.

School of Education

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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