Research centre

Centre for Global Englishes

A collection of signs in different languages

We conduct and share research about how the English language is used around the world. In particular, we focus on different forms of English and its role as a common language. We enable collaboration and knowledge exchange with researchers and centres worldwide.


Our main aims and focus are to:

  • create, support and share research on global English use, focusing on its different forms and its role as a common language for people from different language backgrounds
  • explore the effects of this research and develop new ideas of how English language and communication works
  • study, assess, support and shape the use of English in schools and universities, with a focus on making higher education more international
  • enable knowledge-sharing and collaboration with researchers and research centres around the world, and with anyone else interested in learning more about this field

News and events

Find out more about our activities on our news and events pages.

Our director

The director of the Centre for Global Englishes is Dr Will Baker.

People, projects, publications and PhDs


Dr Karin Zotzmann

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Critical Realism
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Language learning and teaching

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor Kate Borthwick MA (Hons), MA, PHD, FHEA, SCMALT

Professorial Fellow of Enterprise

Research interests

  • Massive Open Online Courses (and Language MOOCs)
  • Open educational practices and resources
  • Blended learning for languages

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Mrs Marta Bas-Szymaszek

Part Time Lecturer
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Miss Mary Page

Lecturer in Linguistics
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Dr Michael Kranert PhD (UCL), QTS, Staatsexamen

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Political Discourse
  • Comparative Political Discourse Analysis

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Mr Muslim Roka

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Mrs Nehad Asiri

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Ms Nuro Yaseng

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Dr Özgür Şahan PhD

Teaching Fell in Applied Linguistics/ELT

Research interests

  • Language performance assessment
  • Second language writing
  • English as a medium of instruction

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Robert Baird

Principal Teaching Fellow
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We welcome your enquiries.