Dr Sarah Horrod


I work in the fields of Applied Linguistics and English for Academic Purposes / academic literacies. I am module leader on the MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL for modules in Teaching language for specific purposes and the CELTA Pathway's reflective dissertation. I also teach on the Discourse Analysis module and qualitative research methods. I have designed and taught courses on a wide range of EAP programmes in higher education including Foundation, Pre-sessional, Insessional and short courses. As part of the English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) team at Kingston, I coordinate the Insessional (on-course) programme of courses in academic communication skills and language that we offer to all students across the university to support their study and employability. I completed a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Lancaster University in February 2019 in the area of higher education policy taking a critical discourse studies (CDS) approach.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & English for Academic Purposes


  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, Lancaster University
  • MA English Language Teaching, University of Essex
  • BA (Hons) Economics with French, University of Sussex
  • Senior Fellowship (SFHEA)


My PhD research explored connections between discourses in Learning & Teaching (L&T) policy and learning, teaching & assessment practices in higher education using an interdisciplinary approach from critical discourse studies and the sociology of pedagogy. My research interests include critical discourse studies (CDS); multimodality; academic literacies; teaching language for specific purposes (LSP); TESOL including teacher education and diverse teaching contexts such as EMI, CLIL & EAL.