Profile

Start date at XJTLU: August, 2012

Stuart is English and started his career as a traffic engineer and transport planner in London. After a short but spectacular career, culminating in the introduction of very draconian resident parking controls in one of the highest car ownership areas of London, Stuart changed careers, taking up teaching English in Poland and the Czech Republic. Since then he has worked for both private educational providers and Universities, in the areas of pre-university and foundation programmes, in-sessional English and study skill provision, academic literacies and international student recruitment and marketing. He has also lectured at a number of universities at both PG and UG level and served as an external examiner for foundation programmes.

Stuart completed his PhD in Education in 2010, after 8 long years as a part-time student with a very full time job. His thesis title was: ‘Situated identities in language learning: A case study of Chinese students in London’. Prior to working at XJTLU, Stuart worked at Queen Mary, University of London.

When not working, Stuart is interested in walking, usually up and down mountains, and playing cricket.
Stuart Perrin
  • Qualifications

    • PhD , Kings College University of London, UK, - 2010
    • MA , Kings College University of London, UK, London, UK - 2002
    • DTEFLA , Language Link, - 1998
    • CTEFLA , St Giles College, - 1995
    • MS , Polytechnic of Central London, UK, - 1986
    • BS , Huddersfield Polytechnic, UK - 1984
  • Research interests

    Stuart’s research interests include academic literacies and its application to the international university, English as a lingua franca, Second Language acquisition and identity, and language testing. He is also interested in writing in the curriculum, and developing workable pedagogic models of writing in Higher Education.
  • Articles

    • Perrin, Stuart 2011 'Whose 'English' in English for Academic Purposes?', InForm, vol. 8, no. , p. 10-11
  • Proceedings

    • (2009-2010) Learner Identity: Why does Meredith want to sound like me? In: IATEFL Conference Selections, pp. 24-25
    • (2006-2007) Internationalising the University, acclimatising the student In: IATEFL Conference Selections, pp. 106-107
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Perrin, Stuart 2012 Situated identities in language learning: Social reality and perceptions of English language acquisition, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken
  • Conference presentations

    • 2006-2007, Responding to the needs of the Chinese Learner / The Chinese Learner, Singular or Plural
    • 2006-2007, BALEAP / The Learning Environment and the 'International Tourist
    • 2006-2007, IATEFL Conference / Internationalising the University, acclimatising the student
    • 2006-2007, English UK Conference / EAP – Moving towards critical thinking
    • 2007-2008, English as a Lingua Franca Forum / ELF and its role in EAP: Lessons from Academic Literacies
    • 2007-2008, CALPIU / The shifting parameters of English medium teaching and learning environments in UK Higher Education: Lessons from the East End
    • 2007-2008, EATAW / Will All Have Prizes: Considerations on the English Language Support and/or Assessment Debate
    • 2009-2010, IATEFL / Learner Identity: Why does Meredith want to sound like me?
    • 2009-2010, English as a Lingua Franca Forum / 'Insessional spoken language support in UK HEIs. To ELF or not ELF, that is the (insessional teacher's) question
    • 2010-2011, Language and Literacy Conference / Situated identities and constructed learning environments – Chinese students studying English in London
    • 2010-2011, Academy – Academic Literacies Conference, Institute of Education / Reading non reading teachers
    • 2010-2011, InForm Conference / Whose 'English' in English for Academic Purposes?
    • 2011-2012, CALPIU / Why does Meredith want to sound like 'The Queen'? An investigation into Identity issues surrounding spoken English usage of Chinese ELF speakers in London
  • Grants

    • Perrin, Stuart 2012, Principal Investigator, Suitability of Pearson Test of English Academic as an exit test for pre-sessional courses and/or foundation programmes, 14000.0000, Pearson
    • Perrin, Stuart, Tweddle, W. & Cooper, J. 2010, , Westfield Trust small grant award, 0.0000, E-EAP online
    • Perrin, Stuart & Percy, M. 2008, , Westfield Trust small grant award, 0.0000, A bank of teaching materials in English for Academic Purposes
    • Perrin, Stuart, Evison, A. & Power, P. 2008, , Education and Staff Development small grant award, 0.0000, Academic Culture Programme
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 8188 0401
  • Email

    Stuart.Perrin@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address

    1233, Central Building
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    111 Ren'ai Road
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P. R. China
    215123