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Dr. Lee Mackenzie| Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Dr at  Liverpool Hope University United Kingdom

I hold a PhD in Education with over eight years of higher education experience in Switzerland, the UK, and Colombia. My extensive publication record includes articles in highly-ranked journals, and I am a Fellow of Advance HE. I bring nearly a decade of experience as a language teacher educator across four continents.








Education 🎓

Mental Health First Aid Champion Organisation: Liverpool Hope University Location: Online Dates: April 2024. Counselling Skills (Level 2) Organisation: Sysco Location: Online Dates: March – April 2024. Fellow (FHEA) Organisation: Advance HE Location: York, UK Dates: July 2022. PhD in Education Organisation: Lancaster University Location: Lancaster, UK Dates: September 2017 – July 2021. MA in TESOL (Distinction) Organisation: Sheffield Hallam University Location: Sheffield, UK Dates: October 2013 – October 2015. Certificate in Online Course Tutoring Organisation: International House Location: Online Dates: March 2012 – May 2012. DELTA (All 3 Modules) Organisation: International House Location: Barcelona, Spain Dates: July 2009 – July 2010. BA in English (2:1: Single Honours) Organisation: University of Wales Location: Aberystwyth, UK Dates: September 2001 – June 2004

Teaching and Academic Experience 👩‍🏫

Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom September 2021 – Present Supervising MA and doctoral dissertations Leading modules on sociocultural perspectives, social justice, and foundation courses in education Designing and implementing short courses for English language learners Developing content for the EdD course Delivering assessments, tutorials, seminars, and lectures across all educational levels Addressing academic issues in my role as Senior Academic Advisor Processing MA applications and representing Early Childhood at student voice meetings Organising conferences and symposia Involved in research projects on university study hopes and fears, challenges in teaching ESOL, and aspirations of underprivileged students in the global South. Lecturer/Researcher in English Language Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia July 2017 – October 2021 Teaching English for academic and business purposes Conducting research on social justice in education Delivering workshops and presentations Designing emergency remote teaching during COVID-19 Continuing professional development for state school English teachers Teaching and developing MA and undergraduate modules. Teacher Trainer Cambridge Assessment English, Worldwide February 2012 – February 2020 Training teachers on CELTA courses Certifying new language teachers globally Providing lesson planning support Observing, assessing, and providing feedback Grading assignments and lesson plans Teaching model lessons and input sessions Setting up CELTA centres and training new trainers. Lecturer in Business Communication Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland February 2010 – July 2011 Teaching business communication modules in English Developing course content and assessments Engaging in professional development Translating policy documents from German to English


    • Discriminatory job advertisements for English language teachers in Colombia: An analysis of recruitment biases
      • L Mackenzie
      • TESOL Journal, 2020
    • Linguistic imperialism, English, and development: implications for Colombia
      • L Mackenzie
      • Current Issues in Language Planning 23 (2), 137-156, 2022
    • A critical evaluation of the social justice implications of the Colombian government’s English-Spanish bilingualism policies
      • L Mackenzie
      • Current Issues in Language Planning 21 (2), 117-134, 2020
    • Teacher development or teacher training? An exploration of issues reflected on by CELTA candidates
      • L Mackenzie
      • English teaching & learning 42 (3), 247-271, 2018
    • Investigating reflection in written assignments on CELTA courses
      • L Mackenzie
      • ELT Journal 73 (1), 11-20, 2019
    • Theorising English as a Linguistic Capability: A Look at the Experiences of Economically Disadvantaged Higher Education Students in Colombia
      • L Mackenzie
      • Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2021
    • A case of capability expansion or capability reduction? An exploration of loan recipients’ views of ICETEX: Colombia’s higher education student loans institute
      • L Mackenzie
      • Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 21 (1), 82-111, 2022
    • Some implications of the neoliberal massification of Colombian HE for achieving the sustainable development goals
      • L Mackenzie
      • Policy Futures in Education 22 (5), 846-870, 2024
    • Which doors can English open? Exploring the opportunities of economically vulnerable Colombian higher education graduates
      • L Mackenzie
      • Current Issues in Language Planning 24 (5), 481-507, 2023
    • Low attendance on a peer tutoring scheme for English language learners
      • L Mackenzie
      • ELT Journal 76 (4), 487-496, 2022


Lee Mackenzie | Arts and Humanities | Best Researcher Award

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