Staff Research Interests


Corinne Boz

Corinne joined the Transkills Project in October 2008 after completing her PhD in Applied Linguistics. Prior to this Corinne had a particular teaching and research focus on second language writing which influences her current professional practice.

Corinne is responsible for leading the activities of the Transkills Project. This includes considering suitable strategies for engaging students and academic staff, successfully and sustainably embedding project resources within Faculties, Departments and Colleges, as well as ensuring effective evaluation of project outputs.

Research Interests

Corinne's research focuses on academic writing practices in Higher Education. She is particularly interested in the ways in which writers construct credible academic identities within their texts and the influence of institutional practices upon this process.

Recent conference presentations

  • A Continuum of Practices: Investigating Disciplinary Writer Identities. Paper presented at the 6th European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing conference, University of Limerick, June 2011.
  • Making Space: Academic Writers and the Institution. Invited Speaker, Oxford Learning Institute Public Seminar Series, University of Oxford, June 2011.
  • Engaging Academic Writers. Invited Speaker, Institute of Education, December 2010.
  • Exploring Academic Practice through Academic Writer Identities. Paper presented at Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice, University of Oxford, third conference, December 2009.
  • Developing Academic Writing Practice in the Transition to Undergraduate Study: A Model of Engagement in a Tutorial Context. Paper presented at the 5th European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing conference, Coventry University, June 2009.
  • The Transkills Project. Poster presented at the 1st UK National Transition Conference, UCL, April 2009.

Marianne Cole

Marianne joined Transkills in 2008. Her academic background is in German and Renaissance English Literature, with a postgraduate qualification in Secondary English teaching.

Marianne has designed and delivered workshops for both students and staff, addressing a range of factors which influence academic transition to undergraduate study at Cambridge. She has also produced related online resources for a range of disciplines.

Research Interests

Marianne has a particular interest in academic writing development within the study of modern foreign languages and has completed a pilot study in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge.

The data from this study informed her recent paper presented at the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing's (EATAW) annual conference. Marianne is currently preparing for doctoral study in this field.

Recent conference presentations

  • Student writing in transition: transition points for UG Modern Languages students. Paper presented at the 6th European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing conference, University of Limerick, June 2011.
  • (With Dr C. Boz) Academic Writer Identities in Transition. Paper presented at the Academic Identities for the 21st Century conference, University of Strathclyde, June 2010
  • The Transkills Project. Poster presented at the 1st UK National Transition Conference, UCL, April 2009.
 

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