I joined the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University as Austrian Lektorin (under the auspices of the ÖAD - Austrian Academic Exchange Service) from September 2007 to August 2011 and re-joined the German group in September 2013 in my current position as Teaching Associate.
My responsibilities include language teaching (including Ab Initio) at all levels, coordinating the German Language for All (LfA) modules, the German Internship Programme and the Austrian Language Diploma (ÖSD), as well as outreach activities. My administrative duties include Director of Learning & Teaching for the Department of Languages and Translation Studies (LTS) as well as Academic Lead for Student Engagement for the School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS).
My main research interest is content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and my PhD focussed on CLIL in UK Higher Education. I am also interested in the use of audio-visual media in language teaching and in Teaching of German as a Foreign Language. I am a member of the Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA).