The Research and Publications sub-committee comprises of volunteers from the EAP community who support BALEAP Research & Publications activities and initiatives.
Dr Milada Walková – Critical Friends Network administrator
Dr Milada Walková, FHEA is a Lecturer of EAP at the University of Leeds. Her teaching currently focuses on PhD student education and on teacher education. Her research interests include various aspects of academic writing and scholarship of EAP. She has published widely and has an upcoming book Teaching Academic Writing for EAP: Language Foundations for Practitioners and an edited volume Linguistic approaches in EAP: Expanding the discourse (both to be published by Bloomsbury in 2024). She has served on the editorial boards of The Language Scholar, ESP Today and Ostrava Journal of English Philology.
Sharon Riddle – Website administrator
Sharon Riddle is a PhD student at Durham University. Her PhD research focuses on the position of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in English universities. Prior to starting her PhD, she was a librarian for many years and an English teacher.
Dr Paula Villegas Verdu – Book Reviews administrator
Dr Paula Villegas is an associate lecturer in Academic English and TESOL at the International Education Institute, University of St Andrews. She is the Academic English Skills Director at IE and has over 10 years of experience in teaching English for Academic Purposes in Higher Education Institutions in China and the UK. Paula has completed an EdD exploring perceptions of Flipped Learning in an Online EAP presessional course. Her research interests include FL, OL, Motivation, academic and literacies and Legitimation Code Theory. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Research and Publication Subcommittee (BALEAP).
Dr Lisa McGrath – support member
Dr Lisa McGrath (PhD, MA, PGCE, SFHEA) is an Associate Professor in Educational Linguistics at the Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. She has taught EAP and ERPP in Sweden and the UK. Lisa has delivered workshops on writing for publication at various universities and international conferences and provided writing for publication consultancy. Lisa’s research interests centre on genre, genre pedagogy, and research-based writing. Her research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, Journal of Second Language Writing and Higher Education. Lisa has served as associate editor for the Journal of English for Academic Purposes and now sits on the editorial board. When she isn’t working, Lisa enjoys walks in the hills with her Labrador Jussi, good beer at the pub, and is currently learning to crochet.
Judith Gorham – support member
Judith Gorham teaches EAP at Heriot-Watt University and is studying for an EdD at University of Glasgow. She is especially interested in how multimodality can support inclusion in academic literacy.