Jonathan joined the University of Kent in 2008 and since that time has been involved in all aspects of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teaching and materials development.
He first came into English teaching in the 1980s, teaching English as a Foreign Language in a refugee camp in the Middle East. Since then he has taught in many countries, as well as directing a language school in New Zealand and marketing EFL courses in the South Pacific. He has created and delivered CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) classes at a high school in Italy and is also a certified Cambridge CELTA teacher trainer.
Most recently, Jonathan has helped co-ordinate the language centre at the European University Institute in Italy, as well as working as a freelance language and academic writing consultant in Italy and Germany.
Within EAP, his main interests currently are academic literacies and the evolution of academic discourse with respect to 'creative' practice.
Outside EAP, Jonathan is involved in theatre. He has a Phd in Drama, focusing on the linguistics of improvised performance.