ProfileStart 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.