About me

I have recently passed with PhD viva in Applied Linguistics and I am the Pre-sessional Coordinator at University of Greenwich. I am also a lecturer in Applied Linguistics, TESOL and Academic Study Skills at Greenwich and a Senior Teaching Fellow РDissertation Supervisor at UCL IOE for Applied Linguistics. Previously, I was an MA supervisor and lecturer in Academic English for Postgraduate students, Academic Study Skills and as a Pre-sessionals tutor for the University of Westminster. I specialise in Second Language Processing, the role of Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition and eye-tracking. I am still finding my feet in the world of academia and aspiring to be an ambassador for young women in academic research.

My interests extend to teaching foreign languages and language pedagogy. As a CELTA trained teacher, I am interested in curriculum development and I am currently working on material development in ELT classrooms. With continuing interest in the world of ELT, I am attempting to complete my DELTA on the side of my PhD (Module 2 and 3 are down with a Merit, so not far to go now!).

You can find an up-to-date version of my CV and research on this blog. My research expands beyond my PhD as I’m interested in HE pedagogies and assessment. I often include questions for students and teachers on their experiences, perceptions and ideas regarding this. Please have a look and leave your thoughts. Teaching materials are included on this site too; however, these are primarily for my students!

However, this blog is also a space to share my thoughts, experiences and interests in my research, conference travels, London life and more.

I welcome comments, ideas and enquires about my research, blog and teaching. Please feel free to get in touch on here or via social media.


Harriet Lowe has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Greenwich in the UK. She is currently researching individual differences in second language acquisition, primarily the role of foreign language aptitude in the field of processing instruction. Her interest in the field came from teaching foreign languages in England and Italy and has received a CELTA and is currently completing her DELTA. She is an active member of CREL (Centre for Research and Enterprise in Language) and British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL). She is also a lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Academic Skills at the University of Greenwich, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; and a dissertation supervisor at ICL IOE.