My current focus is on creating short courses in Intercultural Competence in a range of professional settings at the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures.
Before joining the OU in September 2020, I was a Research Assistant and later Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Communication at the department of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. With local and international colleagues I worked on the Erasmus+ -funded project ‘Critical Skills for Life and Work’ and on the “Interaction, Dementia and Engagement in the Arts” project funded by the British Academy.
I was awarded a PhD in Management and Business for my thesis “Beyond the Question: A discursive study of Q & A Sequences in Oral Financial Results Presentations” by Newcastle University Business School in February 2020.
I am currently part of the module team for L161: Languages and Cultures as well as for LB170: Communication Skills for Business and Management.
Before joinging the OU, I have taught seminars and lectures as part of degrees in Cross-Cultural Communication, International Business Managament, and Media and PR. Module titles included for example "Managing across Cultures", "Culture, Interculturality and Identity" and "Corporate Financial Communication".
I have supervised UG and PG-level dissertations in Management Studies as well as Cross-Cultural Communication.
A critical analysis of the role of intercultural communication in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Companion Volume (2020) (2021)
Journal of Spanish Language Teaching ((Early Access))
Intercultural Challenges for the Reintegration of Displaced Professionals: A Response to the Language Learning Needs of Refugees in Europe (2022)
Young, Tony Johnstone; Ganassin, Sara; Schneider, Stefanie; Schartner, Alina and Walsh, Steve
Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communication
ISBN : 9780367469566 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : New York