David Pollard

Learning and Teaching Support Manager

David Pollard

I taught English in Switzerland, Spain, Bulgaria and Turkey before turning to IT as an analyst/programmer for Price Waterhouse. In the 1990s I was an e-learning researcher/developer/advisor in the universities of Exeter, Bristol, Birmingham, Aston and UCL, working in departments of German, Education and Dentistry.

I have been a finalist in the European Academic Software Awards, the founding editor of the Journal of Educational Technology in Dentistry, and the author of a language textbook.

I spent 8 years in Birmingham Medical School working on the medical curriculum and liaising with teaching hospitals before joining Aston University's School of Languages and Social Sciences in 2009. 

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Prince 2 Practitioner
  • Certified Memsource trainer
  • Certified in advanced SDL Trados, Multiterm, project management, post-editing
  • MSc Information Technology - Aston University
  • PGCE Teaching English as a Foreign and Second Language - Leicester University 
  • BA (Hons) German - Manchester University 


  • LI2009 -Translation and Technology
  • LIM015 - The Translation Profession
  • Contributions to others’ modules covering software for research or creative projects.
  • Developing and supporting staff and students in digital fluency and the use of learning technologies.
  • Teaching translation technology.

  • CLARK U., GRANT T., HAYES S., POLLARD D., REERSHEMIUS G. (2017) Quantitative Research Methods for Linguists, Routledge
  • POLLARD, D., REERSHEMIUS, G. (2016) Verstehen, was zählt. Ein Forschungsbericht über quantitative Arbeitsformen im Linguistik- und Deutsch-als-Fremdsprache-Unterricht in Großbritannien. (Understanding what counts. A research report on quantitative methods teaching in linguistics and German in the UK). Deutsch als Fremdschprache, 1.
  • POLLARD, D., ÇELEN POLLARD, A. (2015) Complete Turkish. 4th edn. London: John Murray Learning.
  • POLLARD D., ÇELEN-POLLARD A. (2013) Lextra Türkisch Sprachkurs Plus, Cornelsen Verlag.

Room: NX04
Phone: 0121 204 3797
Email: d.j.pollard1@aston.ac.uk