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Professor Adrian Holliday

& Research Supervisor

Professor of Applied Linguistics & Intercultural Education in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education

Adrian Holliday is Professor of Applied Linguistics & Intercultural Education in the Faculty of Education, where he is programme director for the PhD in Education. He is also programme director for the PhD in Applied Linguistics in the School of Language Studies & Applied Linguistics. He supervises PhD students in critical qualitative studies in the sociology and cultural politics of English language education and intercultural communication, where he has published widely.

See details of his research, publications, career, and his CV at:

http://adrianholliday.com

Read more of my research.

Research interests & Supervison

Do you want to do a research degree? Are you interested in Applied Linguistics and Education or related topics? Then I would be pleased to hear from you.
  • “It is not the intent but the outcome that matters.” How the Four-year rule and structural racism undermine the contribution of Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs) in England.. Researcher(s): Mrs Naomi Lumutenga. Supervisor(s): Dr Ruth Rogers, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • “THE WEST AND US”: AN EXPLORATION OF IDEOLOGICAL POSITIONS AND IDENTITIES WITHIN AN ALGERIAN EFL SETTING. Researcher(s): Dr Amira-Sarra Hiouani. Supervisor(s): Dr Kevin Balchin, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • ''Identity' and 'belonging' in the personal lives of high-status professionals living in the UK: racism, and freedom in non-human relations'. Researcher(s): Dr Amina Kebabi. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr Alexandra Polyzou. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • ’The Response of Teacher Education to the Syrian Conflict: Teacher Education from Conflict to Peacebuilding and Positive Peace Culture?’. Researcher(s): Mr Rami Younes. Supervisor(s): Dr Viv Wilson, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • ‘TRAVELLING TO THE WEST’: VOICES OF ALGERIAN PH.D. STUDENTS’ TRANSITION TO BRITAIN.. Researcher(s): Dr Yasmine Sadoudi. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Professor Shane Blackman. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • A Postcolonial History of Education in Pakistan: 1947 to 1967. Researcher(s): Mr Zulfi Ali. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Professor Lynn Revell. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • A Sociolinguistic Study of Code-switching Motivations and Language Attitudes among Multilingual Algerians in the UK. Researcher(s): Miss Amel Ben Said. Supervisor(s): Dr Alexandra Polyzou, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • An investigation into English oral communication teaching from the perspective of pragmatics. Researcher(s): Ms Yuexing Wang. Supervisor(s): Dr Christopher Anderson, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • An Ethnographic Study on the Influence of Popular Music on Young Algerian’s Cultural Identity: fashion, style and everyday life.. Researcher(s): Miss LEMYA SOUAISSID. Supervisor(s): Professor Shane Blackman, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • An Ethnography of Special Education Settings for Children with Autism in Algeria.. Researcher(s): Miss Meriem Aimeur. Supervisor(s): Dr John-Paul Riordan, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Challenging Perceptions about Critical Thinking': researching the nature and development of criticality through the eyes of Algerian doctoral students in the UK. Researcher(s): Mrs Thiziri Zidouni. Supervisor(s): Dr Christopher Anderson, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Children’s experiences of foreign language learning in primary school.. Researcher(s): Mrs Victoria Schulze. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr Ruth Rogers. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Children's perceptions of classroom displays. Researcher(s): Mrs Caroline Howard-Jones. Supervisor(s): Dr Christian Beighton, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Criticality in Dialogue: Exploring the Lived Experiences of 'Diverse' PhD Students Studying in the UK.. Researcher(s): Miss Zina Lehef. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Curriculum development and syllabus design: An investigation and analysis into the teaching and learning processes of English language textbooks in Cameroon.. Researcher(s): Mr Augustine Toko. Supervisor(s): Dr Christopher Anderson, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Curriculum Development of Parent-Child English Activities Based on Traditional Chinese Festival Culture (TCFC).. Researcher(s): Ms Qiuting Liu. Supervisor(s): Dr Jacopo Castaldi, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Discursive construction of ideology of ‘native-speakerism’ in English language teaching/learning in media discourse from the 1990s onwards in Japan.. Researcher(s): Ms Chie Tsurii. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr Christopher Anderson. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Doctoral Research Project. Researcher(s): Mr Ralph Leighton. Supervisor(s): Dr Ruth Rogers, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • Doctoral Research Project. Researcher(s): Dr Ismatul Zaharin. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr John Kullman. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • Doctoral Research Project. Researcher(s): Dr Lynda Djoudir. Supervisor(s): Mr Richard Cullen, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • Experiences of FE staff from Eu countries during Brexit. Researcher(s): Ms Annike King. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr Maria Diemling. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Exploring Othering with Intersectional Feminist Aspirations: between Lived Experiences and Stand-up Comedy.. Researcher(s): Dr NOUR SOULEH. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Professor Shane Blackman. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Exploring reflection in pre-service teacher education: a social perspective on the application, value and factors influencing reflection. Researcher(s): Miss Soumia Boumaza. Supervisor(s): Dr Kevin Balchin, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Exploring the ideologies and identities of Japanese university EFL students: The discursive construction of Japaneseness and Others. Researcher(s): Mr Martin Mielick. Supervisor(s): Dr Christopher Anderson, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Fragmented community and fluid identity: A narrative inquiry into transnational religious practices of Christian African students in China. Researcher(s): Dr Daisy Wu. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr Ruth Rogers. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • Home or away-(re) negotiating identity through living in the ‘in-between’: A qualitative investigation of the Kurdish diaspora in the United Kingdom. Researcher(s): Mrs Chra Mahmud. Supervisor(s): Dr Christopher Anderson, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Integrating psychoanalytic thinking and non-essentialist interculturality through auto-ethnography as a process of research and a 'lived emotional experience' in an endeavour to overcome 'violence'.. Researcher(s): Miss Kat Gasiorowska. Supervisor(s): Dr Anne Chant, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Investigating the effectiveness of blended learning and traditional learning in developing oral proficiency in Chinese higher education.. Researcher(s): Ms KUN NIU. Supervisor(s): Dr Kevin Balchin, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Modest Fashion? Dress, Body, and Space: an ethnographic account of Muslim female stakeholders’ experiences in the modest fashion industry. Researcher(s): Miss Amina Boudjella. Supervisor(s): Professor Shane Blackman, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Multilingulas using linguistic repertoires to construct everyday roles. Researcher(s): Dr Ana McDermott. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr Ruth Rogers. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Peace and Violence in the Framing of The 2019 Algerian Hirak by Aljazeera English, BBC and France 24: a Critical Discourse Study. Researcher(s): Miss IMANE BAHRI. Supervisor(s): Dr Alexandra Polyzou, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Promoting Critical thinking skills at EFL Higher education in Algeria. This research will investigate the notion of Critical Thinking among EFL Algerian PhD scholarships in UK and home students; identify main factors behind its implication and teach-ability lack, and the hindrances encountered in the EFL educational system in Algerian universities.. Researcher(s): Miss Batoul Sidennas. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr Marianna Papadopoulou. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • READING PRACTICES IN THE SHADOWS: CONTEXT, TEXT AND IDENTITIES. Researcher(s): Dr AKILA TABBI. Supervisor(s): Dr Patricia Driscoll, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • RESILIENCE CONSTRUCTION AMONG INTERNATIONAL PHD STUDENTS: LEARNING FROM FACEBOOK POSTS, DAILY PRACTICES, AND CREATIVE NONFICTION.. Researcher(s): Dr AMIRA OUKRAF. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Professor Shane Blackman. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Sensory conceptual metaphors: A comparative study among hearing-impaired, visually-impaired, dual sensory loss writers and sighted people in the use of conceptual metaphors. Researcher(s): Miss Souheyla Boutiba. Supervisor(s): Dr Alexandra Polyzou, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Severed Threads, Enduring Ties. An Anthropological Exploration of the Competing Imaginaries of Inter-Country Adoption from Ethiopia. Researcher(s): Mrs CHIARA COSTA. Supervisor(s): Dr Ruth Rogers, Dr Jennie Bristow, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Silent students with voices: An exploration of students' silence and participation in an Algerian EFL setting.. Researcher(s): Miss Siham Djedid. Supervisor(s): Dr Kevin Balchin, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Teachers’ Perceptions and Attitudes about Implementing the Competency-Based Approach to Teach English in Algerian Secondary Schools. Researcher(s): Dr IKRAM DERRAHI. Supervisor(s): Dr Judy Durrant, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • The Effects of EFL In-service Teachers’ Online Engagement on Online Pre-Sessional Academic English Courses at a University in the UK. Researcher(s): Mr Zhe Wang. Supervisor(s): Dr Kevin Balchin, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • The Representation of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton in newspapers and Social Media (Instagram) during their Royal wedding events: A Critical Discourse Analysis Approach (CDA).. Researcher(s): Miss Razika Boukhenoufa. Supervisor(s): Dr Alexandra Polyzou, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • The representation of Muslims in Donald J. Trump's 2015-16 presidential campaign: A discourse-historical analysis. Researcher(s): Mrs Cilya Boucherak. Supervisor(s): Dr Alexandra Polyzou, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Threatened Academic Professional Identities: Gender Dynamics, Workplace Conditions and 'Unconscious Complicity'. Researcher(s): Miss Fatima Zohra Boukeffa. Supervisor(s): Professor Adrian Holliday, Dr Judy Durrant. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Translanguaging in multilingual classrooms within Anglophone HE; a multi-case study of Business Faculties/Departments in the UK. Researcher(s): Ms Anna Demkowicz-Dobrzanska. Supervisor(s): Dr Christopher Anderson, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Visual imagery, international imagined communities, and global self- identity among Algerian EFL learners. Researcher(s): Miss Baya Saci. Supervisor(s): Dr Ruth Rogers, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Voicing Teachers'Perceptions and Practices of ESP: A Case Study of Algerian Higher Education ESP Teachers.. Researcher(s): Ms SOUMIA BOUHAFS. Supervisor(s): Dr Christopher Anderson, Professor Adrian Holliday. [Postgraduate Research Project]