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Personal profile


I have worked at the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer in TESOL since 2009.   Before joining the University, I spent ten years working in Further Education (FE) colleges as a curriculum manager for ESOL, TESOL and Teacher Education. 

I have a background and interest in both Modern Foreign Languages and ESOL.  After gaining a Master’s degree in German, I went on to take a PGCE in Modern Languages and spent several years teaching English in Austria and Germany.  On my return, I complete a Trinity Diploma in TESOL and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. 

I am currently course leader for the MA TESOL. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Materials Development in TESOL
  • Teacher Cognition
  • The use of new technologies in English Language Teaching

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Research Output

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article

What does language assessment literacy mean to teachers?

Berry, V., Sheehan, S. & Munro, S., 1 Apr 2019, In : English Language Teaching Journal. 73, 2, p. 113-123 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Exploring Teachers' Language Assessment Literacy: A Social Constructivist Approach to Understanding Effective Practices

    Berry, V., Sheehan, S. & Munro, S., Sep 2017, Learning and Assessment: Making the Connections: Proceedings of the ALTE 6th International Conference, 3-5 May 2017. Guitierrez Eugenio, E. (ed.). Cambridge, p. 201-207 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Thinking aloud – bringing cognition to classroom-based language assessment

    Susan Sheehan (Speaker) & Sonia Munro (Speaker)

    29 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Global Perspectives on Teacher Cognition and Assessment

    Susan Sheehan (Speaker) & Sonia Munro (Speaker)

    28 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Classroom assessment: the development of teachers’ cognitions

    Susan Sheehan (Participant) & Sonia Munro (Participant)

    19 Mar 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Teacher cognition and assessment practices

    Susan Sheehan (Speaker) & Sonia Munro (Speaker)

    18 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


    Beyond Surveys: An approach to understanding effective classroom practices

    Susan Sheehan (Speaker), Sonia Munro (Speaker) & Vivien Berry (Speaker)

    28 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation