At my MSc graduation, 2017, posing outside
the Dugald Stewart Building (home of PPLS)


I've been delivering teaching, both as a tutor (TA) and lecturer, at the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences (PPLS; University of Edinburgh) since 2018. 

Since Autumn 2023, I am Programme Director of the MSc English Language programme at PPLS.

Courses taught at PPLS

Current (2023-24 academic year)

LEL1A History and Variation (2 weeks)

LEL2C Scots and Scottish Standard English (1 week)

Scots and Scottish English  History, Features: Syntax and lexis, Language Planning (3 weeks)

History of Scots  Course Organiser

Majority of teaching


Course Organiser





MSc (taught) dissertation

Undergraduate dissertation

Other teaching experience

I have a TESOL and TEFL certificate, and taught English in Sri Lanka, July-August 2015.

In 2011-13, and 2016-17, I worked as a substitute teacher at a Swedish secondary school, covering a wide range of subject areas but most frequently Swedish, English, Spanish, Social/Human Sciences (incl. History, Religion, Political Science)