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Dr Angela Gallagher-Brett, BA, MA(Ed), PGCE, PhD, SFHEA

Angela

Academic Practice Taught Programmes Manager (job-share with Steph Fuller)

Email: a.gallagher-brett@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Third Floor, Department W

Profile

I lead the Queen Mary Academy’s taught programmes Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), with responsibility for managing the programmes, leading modules, teaching and supporting colleagues. I have a particular interest in promoting inclusive approaches to the curriculum. 

 

I am an Applied Linguist with a PhD in motivational beliefs about speaking in language learning and have previously worked at the University for the Creative Arts, SOAS and the University of Southampton. I have extensive experience of leading continuing professional development initiatives in pedagogic and action research at national and international level and of managing funded national projects in languages.

 

I am currently a team member in Action Research Communities for Language Teachers, a training and consultancy project funded by the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe.

Teaching

I teach on the CILT and PGCAP programmes.

Research

Research Interests:

Language learning and teaching

Pedagogic and action research

Motivation

Academic writing

Current research focuses on language teachers doing action research in an international community of practice.

Publications

Recent publications

Books

Alvarez-Mayo, C., Gallagher-Brett, A. & Michel, F. Eds. (2017) Innovative language teaching and learning at university: Enhancing employability. Dublin: Research-publishing.net.

Corradini, E., Borthwick, K. & Gallagher-Brett, A. Eds. (2016) Employability for Languages: A Handbook. Dublin: Research-Publishing.net.

Book chapters

Gallagher-Brett, A. & Lechner, C. (2020) ARC: Action Research Communities for Language Teachers, in: Dikilitaş, K., Mede, E., Atay, D. Eds. Pedagogical and Instructional Perspectives in Language Education: The Context of Higher Education. Peter Lang

Gallagher-Brett, A. (2019) Supporting and empowering language teachers through action research communities. In: Becerra-Gonzalez, N., Magedera, H. & Reimao, A. Eds. Innovative language teaching and learning: New trends in language teaching at university. Dublin: Research-publishing.net.

Conference presentations

Gallagher-Brett, A. & Lechner C. (2020) Getting teachers' voices heard across language & cultural barriers in an online action research community of practice. Paper presented at Raised Voices, CARN Virtual Conference 2020, 24-25 October 2020.

Gallagher-Brett, A. & Lechner, C. (2019) Practitioner Learning – looking ahead. Paper presented at CARN-ALARA 2019 Conference Imagine Tomorrow: Practitioner Learning for the Future, Split, Croatia, 17-19 October 2019.

Gallagher-Brett, A. (2019) The ARC Spiral: An interactive action research tool for language teachers. Paper presented at Action Research Communities for Language Teachers webinar of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe, 25 January 2019.

Gallagher-Brett, A. & Lechner, C. (2018) Developing voices and changing classrooms? The experience of language teachers in an action research community of practice. Paper presented at Voicing and Valuing: Daring and Doing, Collaborative Action Research Network Conference (CARN), Manchester, 25-27 October 2018.

Gallagher-Brett, A. (2018) Empowering language teachers through collaborative action research. Paper presented at InnoConf18 New trends in language teaching and learning at university, University of Liverpool, 22 June 2018. 

Gallagher-Brett, A. & Izbudak, M. (2018) Developing our students’ critical voices in academic writing. Paper presented at Motivating and transforming learning throughout the student journey, 5th SOAS Learning and Teaching Conference, SOAS, University of London, 8 June 2018.

Gallagher-Brett, A. (2018) Action Research for Language Teachers. Paper presented at EOL Environments where modern languages flourish, European Centre for Modern Languages, Graz, Austria, 20-21 March 2018.

Gallagher-Brett, A. & Lechner, C. (2017) Enhancing language teaching through “Action Research Communities for Language Teachers”. Paper presented at Reflecting on action research in an unequal world: An alternative perspective towards democracy, Collaborative Action Research Network Conference (CARN), University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece, 20-22 October 2017.

Gallagher-Brett, A. & Ginleiz Gattodoro, R. (2017) PhD students as (near) peer tutors: Motivational and learning processes. Paper presented at Students as Partners: Working together to navigate the learning journey, 4th SOAS Learning and Teaching Conference, 9 June 2017.

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