Former Research Associates

Angela Gayton

University of Glasgow

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Prior to joining the MEITS project as a Research Associate, Angela worked for three years as a Teaching Fellow in the University of Edinburgh's School of Education. She has lectured and supervised MSc students extensively in the areas of second language acquisition, language learning motivation, and second language teaching curriculum development.

Her current research interests include language learning motivation, specifically in Anglophone contexts; issues of identity in the language classroom; perceptions of English as a global language; and teacher education - the theory-practice nexus.

Drawing on seven years of postgraduate and postdoctoral classroom-based research experience, Angela was associated with MEITS Strand 4, which explores the relationship between multilingual identities and attainment. She engaged with data collection at a number of secondary schools across the south East of England, exploring these themes. In addition, Angela was heavily involved with MEITS' public engagement and outreach activities, which disseminate the team's research to the widest possible audiences.

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