Staff Profiles

Deborah Carpenter


Senior Lecturer and University English Subject Coordinator

Business School - Pathways Team

Oxford Brookes Business School

Deborah Post

Phone number: 2889


Location: CLC G.15 Headington

After graduating with a degree in Philosophy from Nottingham university, I completed my initial teacher training to teach English to international students. My first contract was in Thailand where I taught general English to primary school children in Bangkok, as well as taking part in an initiative to teach English in smaller provincial schools around the country. After returning to the UK, I then spent a number of years teaching English (exam classes, general English, business English) at residential schools in Swanage, Malvern, Shrewsbury and Bath.

I completed a combined Master's in TESOL and Diploma in English language teaching in 2009 at Bath university. Following this, I taught English for Academic Purposes at Bath university before moving to Oxford. My first post in Oxford was as the manager of a university foundation programme at a private language school.

I joined Oxford Brookes in 2011, firstly as an associate lecturer on the pre-sessional summer course before becoming a permanent member of staff later the same year.