Jessica Briggs Baffoe-Djan and Neil Harrison Conferred as Associate Professors

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Category: News

Neil Harrison and Jessica Briggs Baffoe-Dian

Congratulations to Jessica Briggs Baffoe-Djan and Neil Harrison who have both been awarded the title of Associate Professor. Each conferment recognises their substantial contribution to and progress in their fields of research, as well as their high standards of teaching and supervision.

Jessica Briggs Baffoe-Djan is Course Director of the MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (ALSLA) and a member of the department’s Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction research groups. Jess lectures and supervises on the MSc ALSLA, the MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching, the MSc Learning & Teaching and the DPhil Education. Her research interests derive from a situated cognitivist theoretical perspective and centre on non-instructed second language learning among adults.

Neil Harrison is a senior researcher and deputy director of the Rees Centre – a research centre dedicated to children’s social care and education based in the department. Neil’s primary area of research interest is around access to higher education, especially for groups of people who are disadvantaged or marginalised in society.  He has recently led commissioned projects for the Office for Students (formerly the Office for Fair Access) and the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers.

The Conferment of Title of Associate Professor was approved by the University’s Social Sciences Division during Trinity Term 2019.

To discover more about Jessica’s work and research see:

To discover more about Neil’s work and research see: