Dr. Caroline Hyde: Coordinator
Caroline is based in Switzerland as Lecturer in English at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, a position she has held since 2012, with extensive teaching experience in ESP, particularly in the Life Sciences and in Facility Management. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics (with a focus on Second Language Acquisition) and a master’s degree in applied linguistics for research purposes. She has been a member of the IATEFL family since 2015 and has presented at many IATEFL conferences and SIG events. Caroline became Joint Coordinator of the ESPSIG in April 2019, a role she has since taken on fully.
Dr. Katalin Egri-Ku Mesu: Professional & Academic English Journal Editor-in-Chief
Katalin is Associate Tutor at the University of Leicester on the distance MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, and External Examiner in EAP at the Universities of St Andrews and York St John. She has extensive experience in ELT, including ESP, in English teacher training and education, and has been peer reviewer, editor, associate editor and senior editor at various journals. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, a PhD in American Literature, master’s degrees in Applied Linguistics, English Language and Literature (QTS) and Russian Language and Literature (QTS), as well as the RSA Dip/TEFLA and the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management. She joined IATEFL and the ESPSIG in 2014.
Dr. Agnieszka Dudzik: Joint events and webinar coordinator
Agnieszka, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland. She has 12 years of experience in the design and teaching of ESP programmes and her doctoral thesis focused on course planning and syllabus design in the teaching of English for Medical Purposes. She has published extensively and delivered ESP-related talks and workshops at international conferences. She has presented every year at the IATEFL Conference and/or ESPSIG PCE since 2013 and she was the winner of the Bill Lee Scholarship for the 49th IATEFL Conference and Exhibition in Manchester.
Milena Tanasijevic: Joint events and webinar coordinator
Milena is ELT Lecturer at Belgrade Metropolitan University, Serbia. She has been teaching English for more than 20 years. She has been preparing and implementing ESP courses in the areas of Management and Design. She is a doctoral student with a focus on SLA and ESP, especially curriculum development for higher education institutions. She is a regular presenter at international conferences and events. She has been a member of IATEFL for several years and joined the ESPSIG in April 2020.
Dr. Albena Stefanova: PR & scholarships manager
Albena is a senior lecturer at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and has a PhD in methodology of teaching modern languages. She has been teaching English to students of philosophy, policing, law, economics and political studies for over twenty years. Her main interests are ESP and translation. She focuses on communicative competence considering curriculum and syllabus optimisation in language teaching a substantial contribution to the accomplishment of linguistic objectives and encouragement of students’ engagement, autonomy and self-direction.
Dr. Blair Mathews: Web coordinator
Blair is a teaching fellow at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and module convenor for two modules on the MSc TESOL: English for Academic Purposes and Technology for Teaching. He has worked in EFL since 2001. He has a PhD in Educational Research. His interests are in social theory, educational theory and technology and student and teacher agency. He is the Web Coordinator for the IATEFL ESPSIG.