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Professor Clare Furneaux

Professor Clare Furneaux

Co-chair Sub-Committee on Student Experience and Support

Teaching and Learning Dean for the Institute of Education, the School of Law and of the School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (SPPE).

Founding former Academic Director for the MA English Language Teaching by Distance Study (until 2015)

Areas of interest

Clare's EdD included an institution-focused study entitled "Undergraduates and Technology: Uses and Attitudes", and a thesis entitled "Masters Level Study in a British Context: Developing Writers". Her research interests are concerned with developing second language writing skills (especially in English for Academic Purposes contexts) and on-line/distance learning. She also supervises research in the areas of curriculum design and study skills.


Postgraduate supervision

Clare supervises PhD students in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics in areas of second language writing.

Research centres and groups

Applied Linguistics Research Group.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Joint Honours English and History (Bristol)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Typography: Web-based Design (Reading)
  • Postgraduate Certificate 'Applications of IT in Open and Distance Learning' (Open University)
  • Diploma in the Teaching of English Overseas (Manchester)
  • MA in Applied Linguistics (Reading) EdD (Institute of Education, University of London).

Awards and honours

National Award: Clare was made a National Teaching Fellow by the UK Higher Education Academy in 2009.


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