Staff Profiles

Dr Paul Wickens


Senior Lecturer in English Language & Communications

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Paul Wickens

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484437



I am currently Programme Lead for Postgraduate Programmes in the School of Educaiton and subject co-ordinator for the MA Education (TESOL) pathway. I also teach on the BA in Eglish Language and Linguistics. My main areas of research interest are: Corpus Linguistics; Systemic Functional Linguistics; spoken discourse analysis and English for academic purposes. My research focuses on Academc Literacies with specific reference to writing and the application of theories of Genre and Register to the teaching of writing in educational contexts - often using corpus linguistics to aid my enquiries.  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.