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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Debra Hills, MA (Applied Linguistics + ELT), BA (Hons) English Literature, DELTA, CELTA


Teaching Fellow - ELSS

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2840
Room Number: Bancroft Building 130
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday by appointment


Debra has been a teaching fellow at Queen Mary since 2007 working on the International Foundation Programme, Pre-Sessional, In-sessional and Erasus 'Exploring Spoken English' programmes. She currently teaches on the Critical Thinking and Writing in Law programme and is module convenor of FMD Learning Strategies and Communication Skills - a compulsory module for first year medical students. As well as teaching, Debra worked with Queen Mary's Thinking Writing team to create 'STEM WISHEES' a website to improve student writing in STEM disciplines. She has also made a series of videos for international postgraduate students entitled "Adjusting to UK Study". She spent a year as a writing mentor for Tower Hamlets sixth formers which proved valuable research for her book on critical thinking which was written for students moving from A level to undergraduate. She is currently doing a second Masters in Creative Writing at City University and immensely enjoying the writing aspect and the study of story-telling in different genres of fiction.



Critical Thinking in an Hour by Debra Hills (Trottman, 2011)


Conference Papers

2011, 'Using the WISHEES website to support student writing in STEM Subjects in the EAP classroom' by Debra Hills, BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting, University of Southampton.

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