Here follows an article I have submitted for IATEFL’s 2019 Conference Selections, based on my presentation at the IATEFL Conference in Liverpool in 2019.

My research experience 

My experience began as an undergraduate student in the 1980s at Liverpool University, a mile from the IATEFL 2019 conference venue.  I then carried out research for postgraduate degrees in Literature, Applied Linguistics and Business Studies in the UK and France. Finding research across different subject disciplines was challenging, for instance navigating indexing systems, and working in a foreign language, French.

I have commissioned and published research, mainly for the British Council, written for various publications including academic journals, and carried out research for publisher clients.

For the past two years I have worked for Ingenta, a company that delivers services to publishers, including Ingenta Connect, which hosts journals for over 200 publishers.   Much of this article will be informed by what I have learned from my work with academic publishers across a wide range of subject disciplines.

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