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Department of Education

Dr Jim McKinley

Associate Professor, Honorary Research Fellow

Jim McKinley is an associate professor of Applied Linguistics in Higher Education at UCL Institute of Education, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He has been an associate of the EMI Oxford research group since arriving in the UK in 2016. Originally from the US, he later taught and studied in Australia and New Zealand, and also taught for many years on Japan’s oldest EMI program at Sophia University (2005-2016).

At Oxford, Jim regularly collaborates with Dr. Heath Rose as well as Prof. Victoria Murphy, has published with several DPhil students, and supervises dissertations on the MSc ALSLA and MSc ALLT programs.

Jim’s research mainly explores implications of globalisation for L2 writing, language education, and teaching in higher education. As principal investigator on the British Academy-funded project ‘Exploring the teaching-research nexus in higher education’ (2018), he continues to research and publish on the bifurcation of teaching and research in higher education and TESOL in the UK and internationally. Jim is a co-editor-in-chief of the journal System and series co-editor (with Dr Heath Rose) of Cambridge Elements: Language Teaching.

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Rose, H., McKinley, J., & Galloway, N. (2020). Global Englishes and Language Teaching: A systematic review of pedagogical research. Language Teaching.

McKinley, J., McIntosh, S., Milligan, L. O., Mikolajewska, A. (2020). Eyes on the enterprise: Problematising the concept of a teaching-research nexus in UK higher education. Higher Education.

Rose, H., McKinley, J., Xu, X., & Zhou, S. (2020). Investigating policy and implementation of English medium instruction in higher education institutions in China. British Council.

McKinley, J. & Rose, H. (Eds.) (2020). The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. Routledge.

Rose, H., McKinley, J. & Briggs Baffoe-Djan, J. (2020). Data Collection in Applied Linguistics Research. Bloomsbury.

Dunworth, K., Grimshaw, T., Iwaniec, J., & McKinley, J. (2019). Language and the development of intercultural competence in an ‘internationalised’ university: Staff and student perspectives. Teaching in Higher Education.

McIntosh, S. McKinley, J., Milligan, L., & Mikolajewska, A. (2019). Whose values? Whose time? Issues of (in)visibility in academic practice in UK universities. Studies in Higher Education.

McKinley, J. (2019). Evolving the teaching-research nexus. TESOL Quarterly, 53(3), 875-884.

McKinley, J., Dunworth, K., Grimshaw, T., Iwaniec, J. (2019). Developing intercultural competence in the third space: postgraduate studies in the UK. Language and Intercultural Communication, 19(1), 9-22.

McKinley, J. & Rose, H. (2018). Conceptualizations of language errors, standards, norms and nativeness in English for research publication purposes. Journal of Second Language Writing, 42, 1-11.

McKinley, J. (2018). Integrating appraisal theory with possible selves in understanding university EFL writing. System, 78, 27-37.

Rose, H. & McKinley, J. (2018). Japan’s English medium instruction initiatives and the globalization of higher education. Higher Education, 75(1), 111-129.

Rose, H. & McKinley, J. (2017). The prevalence of pedagogy-related research in applied linguistics: Extending the debate. Applied Linguistics, 38(4), 599-604.

McKinley, J., & Rose, H. (Eds.) (2017). Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions. Routledge.

McKinley, J. (2015). Critical argument and writer identity: Social constructivism as a theoretical framework for EFL academic writing. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 12(3), 184-207.



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