Curriculum Vitae

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Harriet Lowe BA Hons, AFHEA

Research Specialisms

Second Language Acquisition; Individual Differences in Second Language Processing (Foreign Language Aptitude); Teaching Foreign Languages & Curriculum Design; Eye-tracking (TOBII software & Data Collection)

Higher Education

PhD Applied Linguistics | 2015 – 2018 (expected) | University of Greenwich

  • Scholarship provided by Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE)
  • Working Thesis title: The Cumulative Effects of Processing Instruction and Explicit Information in regards to the Trainability of Grammatical Sensitivity
  • Supervisor: Dr Cécile Laval, Professor Michael Sharwood-Smith

International studies with Italian BA (Honours) | 2015 | University of Greenwich

  • 1st Class Honours Degree
  • Thesis title: A review of the effects of Processing Instruction on children and the Age Hypothesis
  • Applied Linguistics; Italian; Language, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy

Undergraduate/Postgraduate Teaching & Mentoring

University of Greenwich | 2017 – 2018

Level 6

Advanced Applied Linguistics [Part-time, fixed term]

Level 3: Foundation Programme

Study Skills [Part-time, fixed term]

Level 6: Pre-Sessional Course Postgraduate Cohort

2-week cover for summer pre-sessional [Full-time, cover]

University of Westminster | 2017 – 2018

Level 7

Postgraduate Academic English [Part-time, fixed term]

Level 6: Pre-Sessional Course Postgraduate Cohort

7-week summer pre-sessional [Full-time, fixed term]

University of Greenwich | 2016 – 2017    

Level 6: Mentoring

  • Provided academic support for final year student

Level 3: Foundation Programme

Academic Writing [Part-time, fixed term]

Study Skills [Part-time, fixed term]

Oxford House College | 2016 – 2017 (summer-time)

English Language Tutor

  • Teaching English to multilingual groups of adults [IELTS, Trinity & General English Classes]
  • Planned, wrote and led classes
  • Marked monthly speaking and writing assessments

Teaching Qualifications

Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) | 01/2018 | University of Greenwich (GOLD)

Diploma in English Language Teaching of Adults (DELTA) | ongoing

Postgraduate Research ‘Teaching, Learning & Assessment Course’ | 11/2016 | University of Greenwich

Certificate in English Language Teaching of Adults (CELTA) | 05/2015 | Oxford House

  • Pass ‘A’

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate | 15/2013 | Assocazione di Cultura e Lingua English (Italy)

Peer-review Roles

  • Student Peer-reviewer:

Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching

The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change

Administration, Development & Leadership

PhD ‘Online Staffroom’

  • Creator & Coordinator (University of Greenwich)

CPD sessions & training

  • Real-world eye-tracking 2-day workshop | Royal Holloway, University of London | 04/2018
  • Using Social Media with your PhD | University of Greenwich | 02/2017
  • Eye-tracking ‘hands-on’ training session | University of Greenwich | 12/2016
  • Enhancing Classroom Engagement | University of Greenwich | 11/2016
  • Using Technology Enhanced Teaching |University of Greenwich | 10/2016
  • Flipped Classroom | University of Greenwich | 10/2016

Member of Final Review Committee for Student Disciplinary Procedures

  • University of Greenwich | 2015

Multilingual Café Society

  • Staff Contact | 2015 – ongoing
  • Creator & Coordinator (University of Greenwich) | 2014 – 2015

Conference & Event Organisation

Sustainable Researcher Conference, University of Greenwich | 04/2017

  • Received and reviewed submissions for presentations
  • Created panels for sessions and plenary speakers
  • General pre-conference organization including, but not limited to; booklet, room booking, timing
  • Chair of plenary speaker (opening and closing)

Conferences & Posters

Teaching House Presents, Oxford House College | CPD Session | 08/2017

10th Annual Conference of Linguistics and Languages, Athens | Oral Presentation | 07/2017

ICAR Conference Doctorate, Lyon II University | Poster Presentation | 06/2017

Sustainable Researcher Conference, University of Greenwich | Oral Presentation | 04/2017

  • “A New Hypothesis on the Trainability of Grammatical Sensitivity in Processing Instruction”



  • Co-ordinated research using Eye-tracking, confident with Tobii software
  • Confident with IBM SPSS statistics software and other software packages: Microsoft Office


  • Italian | Written C1, Spoken C1
  • French | Written A2, Spoken A1

Professional Membership

CAROLE (Centre of Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education) | 2015 – ongoing

Oxford House, Teaching House Presents| 2015 – ongoing


  • CAROLE Doctorate Tuition Fees Scholarship | £12,000 | 2015 – 2018
  • Santander Universities International Conference Grant | £700 | 07/2017

Research Interests

  • My research thus far has focused on the pedagogical intervention of Processing Instruction, specifically investigating the ‘processing’ part. By looking at language processing, it is rational to turn to the role of individual differences. In my undergraduate dissertation, the focus was on the age factor, turning to the role of aptitude in my doctoral thesis.
  • Aptitude and its stability still takes a prominent role in my research interests but I am currently looking into neurolinguistics and cognitive science as a way of researching the ‘processing’ of language.

Academic CV – Harriet Lowe (PDF 53KB)