Dr Ashley Simpson

Lecturer in Language Education/ Co-Head: Institute for Language Education

Background

Dr Ashley Simpson is currently Co-Head: Institute for Language Education. 

Dr Ashley Simpson specialises in Intercultural Education, Intercultural Communication, Critical approaches to Democracy and Human Rights in Education, and, Critical studies in Education amongst other aspects. Simpson has  experience of working in higher education institutions in China, Finland and Russia.    

Simpson has published extensively on Intercultural Communication Education. He is the co-author (with Fred Dervin) of  Interculturality and the Political within Education (London: Routledge). Simpson has also co-edited the volumes The Meaning of Criticality in Education Research: Reflecting on Critical Pedagogy (2020: Palgrave Macmillan), and, Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers: Confronting Ideologies and Practices (London: Routledge).

Simpson has published research articles on Intercultural Communication Education in top international journals such as, British Journal of Educational Studies; Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education; Frontiers of Education in China; Intercultural Communication Education; International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development; and, Palgrave Communications, amongst others.

He currently holds visiting academic positions in China and in Canada.

 

Qualifications

BA in Politics (University of Leeds)

MA in International Politics - International Relations (University of Manchester)

PhD in Education (University of Helsinki)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Co-Head: Institute for Language Education.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

My PhD supervison areas are:

Intercultural Education

Intercultural Communication

Multilingualism

Discourses, Identities and diversities in Education

Critical approaches to Democracy, Equality and Human Rights in Education

Critical approaches and theories of Global Education

Discourse analysis

Conversation analysis

Dialogism

 

Research summary

Intercultural Education

Intercultural Communication

Discourses, Identities and diversities in Education

Critical approaches to Democracy, Equality and Human Rights in Education

Critical approaches and theories of Global Education

Critical Discourse Analysis

Dialogism