Caroline Burns

Caroline Burns


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Dr. Caroline Burns is Senior Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes and Spanish. She is currently teaching on International Business Management with Spanish. She is co-ordinator for the Unilang Programme. As Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she is her departmental lead for the University's Professional Recognition awards. She is an active member of the Decolonising Northumbria Network.

Research interests:

Caroline is passionate about creating inclusive educational environments and practices, with students and staff as partners in learning, and where diversity and equality are valued. Her research interests include internationalisation at home, intercultural competence, widening participation and decolonising the curriculum. She is currently leading a project in partnership with Nottingham University and funded by the British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) entitled, Getting to know me, getting to know you: Developing materials to enhance intercultural conversations based on a non-essentialist model of culture.  


Education/Academic qualification

Education, EdD, Developing a sense of self-in-the-world: staff and student narratives from a post-1992 university in the north of England, Newcastle University

26 Sept 201126 Oct 2018

Award Date: 26 Oct 2018

Applied Linguistics, MA, TESOL, Northumbria University

8 Sept 200429 Jun 2007

Award Date: 29 Jun 2007

Education Language, Diploma, DELTA Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults, University of Cambridge

1 Jun 20021 Dec 2003

Award Date: 1 Dec 2003

Modern Languages, BA (Hons), Spanish with French

1 Sept 199114 Jul 1995

Award Date: 14 Jul 1996

Modern Languages, PGCE, Secondary Education (Modern Languages)

30 Sept 200121 Jun 1996

Award Date: 21 Jun 1996


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