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Alec Paterson

Alec Paterson

Job title: Pathway Programme Leader (International Foundation Programme)

Email address: Alec.paterson@northumbria.ac.uk


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 
  • MA Modern English Language 
  • BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing 
  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DipTESOL)  
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) 

About Alec

Alec joined the pathway college team at Northumbria University in January 2019 as an English for Academic Purposes Lecturer. He then worked within the team as a Module Leader and Deputy Programme Leader before starting his current role in July 2023. Before joining the team, Alec spent 10 years teaching Academic and General English in East Asia, Central Europe and the UK.

Alec’s professional interests lie in learning technologies, historical linguistics, and English as a Lingua Franca. Outside of work, he enjoys sports, writing, and travelling.


– How Should Shakespeare Sound?: Actors and the Journey from OP to RP. In: Lee, A. ed. Shakespeare and Accentism (2021)

– “The Ride to Rescue Kinmont Willie: Rogues made Heroes in the Border Ballads” Rogues and Picaros in English and Spanish Medieval and Renaissance Literature. In: Savoirs Humanistes (Universitie Bordeaux Montaigne) (2023)

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