Dr Jim Mckinley

ROLE : Advisory member

Dr. Jim McKinley is an associate professor of applied linguistics and TESOL at UCL Institute of Education, University of London. Having started his academic career teaching at the University of Sydney, he then held tenured positions at Sophia University in Tokyo, and at the University of Bath. His research areas include second language writing, English medium instruction, and higher education. He has published in journals such as Applied Linguistics and Higher Education, and is an editor and author of several books on research methods in applied linguistics.

What I'm Working On


Jim McKinley is currently engaged in several projects on the internationalisation of higher education. His UCL-funded project “The EU-13 Network for Academic Community Teamwork” (ENACT) is exploring the research funding application experiences of scholars in EU-13 countries. The data collection for the project started with a series of focus groups and interviews in Poland and Czechia in April 2019. He is also continuing to work on an EMI Oxford-supported study of language-related challenges in EMI university programs in Japan.

Book projects include the Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, which Jim is co-editing with Heath Rose, and a manuscript entitled Innovations and Challenges in Research Methods in Applied Linguistics for a Routledge series edited by Ken Hyland.

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