I am Senior Lecturer in Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. My current research interests are in multilingualism, multilingual identity, metaphor in relation to belief schemata, second language teacher education, motivation, and the academic and social integration of English as an Additional Language. My main teaching responsibilities lie in co-ordinating the PGCE in MFL and I am involved in extensive work with secondary age language learner and their teachers. I also teach and supervise on the MPhil in Research in Second Language Education (RSLE), and supervise PhD. Before moving to higher education I taught languages in three comprehensive schools.