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Katy Jones   SFHEA, PhD, MA

Dr Katy Jones

(she/her)

SFHEA, PhD, MA

Senior Lecturer

Email
JonesKS1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 76393
Campuses
John Percival Building, Room 3.53, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication Research, and the founder and Director of the Writing Development Centre in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

I also work with the University's Learning and Teaching Academy as the Academic Lead for the Cardiff University Senior Fellowship Programme.

I am a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA).

 

 

Publication

2023

2021

2020

2018

2016

2014

Articles

Book sections

Books

Thesis

Research

My main research interests lie in the field of writing studies, i.e. the study of writing, especially writing pedagogy, composing, and (digital) writing processes. I am particularly keen to find ways to support and help students navigate the transition to university literacies. I am currently piloting an Undergraduate peer-writing tutor programme and research project in the ENCAP Writing Development Centre, called 'Talking about Writing with Peers'. 

Here’s a blog I wrote recently for the Cardiff Learning and Teaching Academy, called The transition to university: the challenges of knowledge (re)packaging

https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/LTAcademy/the-transition-to-university-the-challenges-of-knowledge-repackaging/ 

I am also interested in the research related to second/additional language learning and teaching (with a primary focus on writing), learning development, and in approaching the study of language (in particular referring expressions) from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Teaching

In the academic year 2023-24, I am teaching the following undergraduate modules:

  • Communicating in Relationships

I am the Director of the Writing Development Centre in the School of English,Communication and Philosophy and manage a portfolio of academic writing development services for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I am also the Academic Lead for the Education Fellowships Programmes (Senior).

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Language and Communication in the Centre for Language and Communication Research, in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy (ENCAP). I am also the current Academic Lead for the Cardiff University Senior Fellowship Programme, with the Cardiff Learning and Teaching Academy. I have been involved in teaching in HE in different capacities for over 20 years; first as an English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills tutor, and then as lecturer/senior lecturer in language and communication. 

I hold a PhD in Language and Communication and a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA). I am a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA).

I am also the founder and Director of the Writing Development Centre in the School of English, Comunication and Philosophy. The Writing Development Centre supports the writing development of over 1000 students in Literature, Language and Philosophy. We offer a portfolio of bespoke development services which include 121 writing sessions with experienced writing tutors, an expansive series of workshops and tutorial videos, and online resources.

I have worked on a range of research projects at the Centre for Language and Communication Research, including working with Dr Lise Fontaine and Dr Michelle Aldridge-Waddon on project which examines students' awareness of writing processes and practices. I have previously worked with Professor Alison Wray on dementia communication, and with Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture on a transnational project The NSA Files: Surveillance, Leaks and the New Landscape of Legitimacy.

I am currently piloting an Undergraduate peer-writing tutor programme and research project in the ENCAP Writing Development Centre, called 'Talking about Writing with Peers'. 

I am a peer reviewer for the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) and Lingua.

Prior to doing a PhD, I was a tutor of English for Academic Purposes at Cardiff University and the University of Sussex, and an EFL teacher in the UK and Japan for over 15 years.

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA)
  • Member of HE Teaching Focussed Network
  • Member of Association of Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC) (Committee member)
  • Member of European Association for the Teaching Academic Writing (EATAW)
  • Member of British Association of Applied Linguists (BAAL)
  • Member of International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ISFLA)

Committees and reviewing

Journal Reviewer. Journal for Learning Development in Higher Education

Journal Reviewer. Lingua

Committee Member of Association of Writing Across the Curriculum (International Collaborations Committee Member)

Member of Advisory Board. LED 2021 Conference: Reference: (co-)construction and use

 
 

Supervisions

 

I welcome PhD applications in areas relating to:

  • Writing studies (including writing pedagogy, (digital) writing processes, writing (and reading) in second/additional language learning and teaching)
  • Exploring the transition to university literacies
  • Referring, cohesion and coherence
  • Learning development in the HE context (with a focus on writing)

Current supervision

Wael Alqahtani

Wael Alqahtani

Research student

Past projects

Nasser Alqhatani: A Cross-linguistic Study of Meta-Discourse Markers in English Academic Writing of Saudi EFL Students and UK English Native-speakers.

Aeshah Alnemari: Analysing Affective Factors in Relation to students’ achievement and behaviour in EFL in Saudi Arabia

 

Specialisms

  • Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • Writing at university
  • Digital writing