The staff in the department teach throughout the undergraduate and masters programmes. We are all actively engaged in research and supervise research students at all levels.


Dr Federica Barbieri University profile pagebarbieri

Federica is the MA TESOL programme director.

Prof Tess Fitzpatrick University profile page

Tess is our Head of Department. You can read an interview with her here.

lorenzo dus 2Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus University profile page

Nuria is currently on sabbatical but still supervises research students.

miltonProf Jim Milton University profile page

Jim is responsible for research student admissions (PhD, M.Phil, MA by research).

VivienneDr Vivienne Rogers University profile page
Vivienne is the undergraduate degree programme director and study abroad co-ordinator.

sheiDr Chris Shei University profile page

Chris is responsible for the MA in Chinese Translation and Teaching.



Dr Cornelia Tschichold University profile page

Cornelia is our exams officer and responsible for academic misconduct.

Dr Jill Boggs teaches on our TESOL programmes at BA and MA levels.Jill works with Vivienne on the study abroad programme.



Adjunct Staff

We have a number of part time staff members or staff members who are based in other departments but who teach on our undergraduate and MA programmes due to their expertise in the relevant areas.


Dr Alexia Bowler: University Profile Page

Alexia teaches part time and is our undergraduate admissions tutor. She is responsible for the blog, the website and twitter account (@Swansea_AppLing). She also shares employability champion and schools liaison with Tess Fitzpatrick


Dr Giovanna Donzelli: University Profile Page
Giovanna works in the Italian department but also teaches two modules on Young Learners: one at BA and one at MA level.

Neal Evans:
Neal teaches on our undergraduate TESOL programme. He is an experienced English language teacher, CELTA trainer and also teaches for ELTS.



Dr Rob Penhallurick University Profile page
Rob works in the English Literature department and teaches a number of modules on dialect and the development of English, which are available to our students.