I joined the University of Stirling in September 2022. I gained my MA TESOL and PhD in Education from the University of Birmingham, where I undertook a programme that brought together second language learning, researching multilingualism and sociolinguistics theories. My doctoral research was built on the tradition of Linguistic Ethnography, combining ethnography with detailed analysis of multilingual classroom interaction. I focused on: (1.) the impact of language-in-education policy change in Timor-Leste; (2.) the ways in which policy-makers and educational practitioners interpreted the policy, and (3.) the specific ways in which local teachers were translating the policy into communicative and pedagogic practice in the daily rounds of school life. At the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham I contributed to the teaching and dissertation supervision in the MSc TESOL programmes.