Having worked at Wits University for over 35 years in English teacher education, I am now a Professor Emerita, retired from Wits. I spend much od my time teaching teachers, teacher educators, Masters and Doctoral students in the USA, Canada, Sweden and more recently Glasgow.

I trained as a both a literary scholar and an applied linguist, with expertise in language education and literacy – particularly critical literacy.

I have knowledge and experience in:

  • materials development
  • teacher education
  • language policy
  • multilingual classrooms
  • the teaching of grammar, reading and writing and
  • multimodality

I also have experience in researching Higher Education and a particular interest in academic publishing and postgraduate pedagogies.

I received my undergraduate, Honours and Masters degrees from Wits University and my PhD from Lancaster University.

Article in Wits News

Click here  to read the article ‘A life invested in language and literacy education’ that appeared in Wits News, 22 February 2019. On winning an award from Litasa, I was asked to reflect on language and power, and to offer insight into the poor literacy levels in South Africa.