Committee bios & photos

 Caroline Hyde: Joint 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. Since April 2019, Caroline has been Joint Coordinator of the ESPSIG.

 Aysen Guven: (outgoing) Joint Coordinator

Aysen works as Director Education for the British Council in Turkey. Since 2014, she has led on several institutional and national capacity building projects of the British Council focusing on English and Education with universities and national policy makers in Turkey. Some of these projects include the publication of the British Council’s publication, The State of English in Higher Education in Turkey with 40 universities, the development and pilot of the British Council’s Quality Development Programme (QDP) for English in Higher Education, a quality framework which was piloted with five Turkish Universities in 2017 in partnership with the Council of Higher Education and the Higher Education Quality Board. Prior to joining the British Council, Ayşen worked at Bilkent University for 20 years as a teacher, trainer trainer and supervisor on pre-sessional and in-sessional courses focusing on English for Academic Purposes (EAP). She has designed and coordinated the in-house EAP teacher training program at Bilkent University. Her expertise is in English Medium Instruction, EAP curriculum design and implementation, Content Based Instruction, Reflective Practice, Leadership, Quality Assurance in English in Higher Education, Change Management and policy dialogues.

 Katalin Egri-Ku Mesu: 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.

 Mark Krzanowski: (outgoing) Journal Editor-in-Chief

Mark is Associate Professor of ESAP in Transnational Education (TNE) at Brunel University London and Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), China. He has been involved in ESP for 27 years with his first post as EAP Coordinator and Lecturer at University College London (UCL) (1993-1997). He has published extensively and acted as a plenary or keynote speaker at international conferences.  He is a former ESPSIG Coordinator and is the (outgoing) Editor-in-Chief of the SIG’s Journal. His full professional profile can be accessed on:

 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.

 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.


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