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Karima Kadi-Hanifi Newman University, UK, Institute of Education, University of Worcester

Dr Karima Kadi-Hanifi moved to Newman University in February 2017, having worked, prior to that, at the University of Worcester for nearly 10 years. She is a senior lecturer in education, having led partnerships across further and higher education for Initial Teacher Training, taught and supervised undergraduate and post-graduate students in areas as diverse as linguistics, inclusion, post-graduate research methods, EAL, ESOL and adult Literacy.

She studied linguistics at Sheffield University, obtaining a PhD in 1989, and working first at Sheffield, followed by UCL, then Roehampton Universities, before settling in the West Midlands in 2007. Karima has also taught and led provision in further and in adult education both in London and in Birmingham. Her research has included sociolinguistics and speech science in the early days of her doctoral and post-doctoral career and more recently HE learning and teaching.

She has also co-authored a recent book on EAL in Secondary schools (with Sean Bracken and Catharine Driver) bringing her passion for linguistics and EAL in line with her interest in teacher education.