Joanna is a Doctoral Student, and ESRC Grand Union DTP Scholar, researching in-class support for multilingualism in UK schools. She is a Doctoral Teaching Fellow on the MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching course.

She has over 12 years of experience as a teaching professional, having worked as a class teacher, EAL specialist and Teaching Assistant in the UK, China, Brazil and Italy. Her main area of interest is school-based education (3-18), specifically the support for multilingual pupils and their language practices, as well as the relationship between teaching assistants and both teachers and children in schools.

Joanna holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a MSc in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching, both from the University of Oxford. She also has a PGCE, and a PGDip in French.