Staff Profiles

Dr Paul Wickens


Interim Programme Lead for Postgraduate Programmes

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Paul Wickens

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484437



I started my English language teaching career in Spain and then spent 7 years teaching English in Japan to trainee pilots. I studied for my MA at Warwick University and spent 5 years teaching at Warwick while studying for a PhD in ELT before coming to Oxford Brookes in 2001. I am Programme Leader for the MA Education (TESOL) and I teach on the BA in Eglish Language and Communication. My main areas of research interest are Corpus Linguistics, Systemic Functional Linguistics . I am interested in Academc Literacies with specific reference to writing an the application of theories of Genre and Register to the teaching of writing in educational contexts.