Talks by Current Students, Alumni, Colleagues, and Research Associates


Fri 11th Jun, 12.00pm (UK summer time, i.e. GMT+1) … Helen Choen Yin Chan

Fri 4th Jun,

Fri 28th May, 12.00pm (UK summer time, i.e. GMT+1) … Eva Polymenakou (associate) & Richard Fay … focusing on the developing draft of a jointly-authored article (for which the abstract has been accepted for a Special Issue of the journal Language & Intercultural Communication) which has the working title: “A praxis of ‘synclusion’: Challenging ethnocentric understandings of social integration”.


#22 Fri 21st May, 12.00pm … Roula Kitsiou (research associate)

#21 Fri 14th May … Miri Firth (alumna)

#20 Fri 7th May … Edd Aspbury (MA alumnus, current PhD student)

#19 Fri 30th Apr … Eljee Javier (alumna)

#18 Fri 23rd Apr, 1 … Mª Elena Gómez Parra (research associate) from the University of Cordoba, Spain, talking about her experiences of publishing after a doctorate and the choice of languages (Spanish and English).

#17 Fri 17th Apr … Richard Fay, Zhuo Min Huang, and music colleagues

#16 Fri 26th Mar … Nahielly Palacios, Zeynep Onat-Stelma & Richard Fay

#15 Fri 19th Mar … Ivy Taslima (pre-Viva session)

– Fri 12th Mar … Lantern planning meeting (e.g. for book proposal, ‘summer’ event)

#14 – Fri 5th Mar … Caritas Refugee Education research project (Andres Mora, Gary Motteram, Susan Dawson, & Richard Fay)

#13 – Fri 26th Feb … Xian Zhao & Jing Wang

#12 – Fri 19th Feb Natasha Tsantila 

#11 – Fri 12th Feb Fida Sahar

#10 – Fri 5th Feb … Duygu Candarli

#9 – Fri 29th Jan … Huran Mirillo

#8 – Fri 15th Jan … Made (Magdalena) De Stefani


#7 – Fri 18th Dec … Fitri

#6 – Fri 11th Dec … Eva Polymenakou

#5 – Fri 4th Dec  … Ola Dolganova

#4 – Thu 26th Nov … Magda Rostron 

#3 – Fri 20th Nov … Susan Dawson

#2 – Fri 13th Nov … Tinghe Jin

#1 – Fri 6th Nov … ‘Khwan’ Sutraphorn Tantiniranat


If you missed the event you can watch some of the chats and videos presented on the day in the following links: Juup’s chat; Susan’s and Gary’s chat, Bona’s chat, Felix’s Chat Nahielly’s chat, Volha’s video, Eljee’s video and  Khwan’s video.













Lunchtime Talks 21-23

10/05/19 Reflections on fieldwork with UK Chinese families by Choen Yin Chan 24/05/19 Preparing for the viva: Skills and Experience by  Dr. Zhuomin Huang











Lunchtime Talks 20  08/03/19

Guest speaker Oliver Delgaram-Nejad from Manchester Metropolitan University

Linguistic Creativity in Schizophrenia



Lunchtime Talks 18-19 (February 2019)


Critical intentional action, TESOL and Applied Linguistics by Dr. Juup Stelma and Dr. Richard Fay 


Doing Narrative analysis by Dr. Nooshin Jahangiri


Lunchtime Talks 16- 17 (December 2018)

07/12/18  Using Labov’s Framework to Analyse Narratives by Olga Dolganova

14/12/18  Multimodal consumption as means to promote significant learning experiences by Nestor Singer









Lunchtime Talk 15  23/11/2018 

 Analyzing narrative data by Nahielly Palacios










Lunchtime Talk 14   11/05/2018

Jobs after PhD how I found one by Dr. Volha Arkhipenka



Lunchtime Talk 13 04/05/2018

A sociocultural analysis of WhatsApp teacher communities in the global south by Gary Motteram (Click here to watch the video)




Lunchtime Talk 12  23/03/18 

Using a psychological framework to analyse a teaching story by Lada Smirnova (Click here for video) 



Lunchtime Talk 11  09/03/18

Post-PhD reflections: from the writing-up stage to a new research project on digital humanities by Dr. Duygu Candarli










Lunchtime Talk 10 19/01/18 

Life after the PhD: from Ellen Wilkinson to the refugee classrooms of Cairo by Dr. Susan Dawson  (watch video here )



Lunchtime Talk 9 10/11/17 

-The light at the end of the tunnel: My thesis submission and viva experience by Siti M.

-Do you believe in life after PhD? by Khwan T. Click here Post_ph_D_Khwan.pptx




Lunchtime Talk 8  31/03/17

Inquiring into ‘the intercultural’ of pedagogies in Higher Education by

Ana Mocanu 


Lunchtime Talk 7 – 28/10/16  

Abduction in the academy: some ways in which students talk about their academic writing By Dr. Paul Smith



Lunchtime Talk 6 – 13/5/16

Narrative researcher praxis: Three reflections on developing doctoral practice

Volha Arkhipenka, Siti Masrifatul (‘Fitri’) Fitriyah and Rafidah Sahar

Fitri’s slides

Lunchtime Talk 5 

Exploring participants’ changing perspectives through the life of an inter-school, collaborative, research and development project.

Andy Howes, Sue Goldrick, Siti Fitriyah, Nahielly Palacios, Volha Arkhipenka, Susan Dawson

Power Point

Lunchtime Talk 4 – 4/3/16

“They thought they heard somebody who had risen from their grave”: stories of multilingual, collaborative narrative research into Ladino and intercultural identity 

Leah Davcheva and Richard Fay

Lunchtime Talk 3 

Using visual-creative-arts to explore intercultural personhood and maths identities

Zhuomin Huang and Kelly Pickard-Smith

Lunchtime Talk 2 – 11/12/15

Ecologies of Emerging English Language Curricula: Learning from three different contexts

Elisa Pérez-Gracia, Siti Fitriyah and Sutraphorn Tantiniranat

Lunchtime Talk 1 – 20/11/15

Academic identity and religious identity: cognitive dissonance in students’ higher education

Paul Smith and Alex Baratta + Q&A