Leila is interested in the different academic genres and specific features related to both the academic and the professional discourse. Leila holds a PhD in teaching English for Academic Purposes. She is also a practitioner researcher with a particular focus on action research, she has a CELTA and a TEFL qualification, she looks for ways and approaches to develop teaching materials to be used in various English teaching settings, aiming at meeting students’ needs and expectations.
With her teaching and administrative experience on the pre-sessional course at the University of Northampton, Leila aims at supporting, enthusing and engaging students, both face to face and more recently online. Leila organized and participated in different EAP and TEFL conferences and seminars around the UK.