SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

IFCELS Staff

Management Team


Jonathan Darlington
Programme Tutor, Intermediate Certificate Course
EAP Teacher
Johnny Darlington
Has worked at SOAS since 2000 and previously taught in Spain, Portugal and Brazil. Currently teaches English for academic purposes on the ICC Undergraduate Foundation Programme, ELAS, in-sessional courses and the TEAP teacher-training course. 


Neil Robbie
Programme Tutor, In-sessional Courses
Neil Robbie

At IFCELS since 2004 . Previously twelve years in Japan teaching English and EAP. Marker for BEC and IELTS exams. Interested in the role of grammar and vocabulary teaching in EAP and study skills.


Academic staff

Dr Gareth Bentley
EAP Teacher/Subject Lecturer
Gareth Bentley

Gareth Bentley studied an MA in Film, Television and Theatre Studies at University of Glasgow, an MA in International Relations at SOAS and completed his PhD in Media at SOAS in 2013.

Dr Christopher Boyle
Subject Lecturer
Chris Boyle

Dr.Christopher Boyle received his PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex. His research and teaching focus on the international political economy of capitalist development.


Dr Etain Casey
EAP Teacher
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Teaching across all our EAP programmes, Etain has also worked across six H.E.I.s as well as serving as a visiting lecturer in EAP at four other EU universities. She has worked in Austria, Kazakhstan and Russia as a teacher trainer. Widely affiliated across professional associations, she has provided extensive educational consultancy and e-learning training internationally, and is the recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award and various grants.

Partha Das Bhaumik
Subject Lecturer
DAS Bhaumik Partha - 240, 186, 56

Das Bhaumik specializes in capital investments. He manages an investment fund and has made successful investments in technology. Pat’s interest lies in the field of MNE investment patterns.


Sabina Cato
EAP Teacher
Sabina Cato

Interested in art, the social sciences and their relationship; EAP for art and social sciences; teacher and lecturer on the ELAS ‘Introduction to Art’ module; also works at Goldsmiths University.

Tony Corballis
EAP Teacher and Head of TEAP courses
Tony Corballis
Head TEAP Courses; EAP teacher (Economics, Business, Management, Finance); author English for Management Studies, winner 2009 ESU Duke of Edinburgh ELB Award and other commercial publications; training/coaching and CPD provider.


Debbie King
EAP Teacher
King Debora - 240, 186, 56

EAP teacher and course coordinator at SOAS since 2004. Has taught English to adults in the UK and Japan. Areas of specialism include English for Media, Film studies and History of Art, and materials development.


Dr David Worrall
Subject Lecturer
Worral David - 240, 186, 56

Teaches Business, Management and Economics. Research interests include: economic development; international trade; the role of foreign direct investment; and, economic transition in Russia and China.


Milena Stajic
EAP Teacher
Stajic Milena - 240, 186, 56

Joined SOAS in January 2013 and has taught EAP across all programmes; from 2006 to 2010 worked as a Certified Court Interpreter at the Court and Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutor’ Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo; fluent in Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian and teaches these languages at The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and The University of Westminster.


Dr Kevin Manton
EAP Teacher/Subject Lecturer
Kevin Manton
Has studied History, Politics and Philosophy and has two University of London Masters degrees and a PhD. Lectures, on European Society and Thought and Approaches to History. Has published articles and a book on British social and political history, and is an external examiner.
Samuel Martin
EAP Teacher
Sam Martin

I have taught academic English at SOAS since 2003. I am mainly interested in the factors that can block students from realising their intelligence in an academic context. For this reason, I am very pleased to work with IFCELS, where there is a strong culture of interest in students.

I have taught across a wide range of subject areas, from mathematics to International Relations to art. I am particularly keen on the essay as a way to develop critical thinking.


Dr Orsolya Szakaly
Subject Lecturer
Orsi Szakaly

Orsolya has a PhD in History. Her specialism is Early Modern Europe. She has taught history courses at the LSE and Queen’s University Belfast. Currently, she lectures UMW on ICC.

Dr Catherine Lewis
EAP Teacher
Lewis Catherine - 240, 186 , 56
Academic literacy skills, sensitive to individual student needs/backgrounds in light of student diversity, widening participation, international students; action research, collaborative learning, language and ethnicity, mixedness.


Christie Goodall
EAP teacher
Christie Goodall

EAP teacher and lecturer at IFCELS since 2006. She has two master’s degrees in sociology and gender/social policy, and a first-class honours degree in Sociology. Teaching specialisms include teaching EAP (English for academic purposes), lecturing and supporting Business studies, with a particular interest in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). She also teaches EAP at UCL with a particular focus on gender issues and equality.

Dr Maria La Falce
EAP Teacher
Maria La Falce

EAP Teacher with specialism in Politics, International Relations and Development Studies; Research Methods Co-ordinator and Course Designer; Specialisms in Academic Skills of Essay writing, Reading and Research Skills and Presentation Skills; Works with undergraduate and postgraduate students on the ICC and FDPS programmes; Pre-sessional and In-sessional Teacher.


Dr Andrew Kennedy
Subject Lecturer
Kenndy Andrew - 240, 186, 56

Andrew Kennedy teaches and researches the global history of art, cultural studies, and heritage and museum studies. He is particularly interested in the relation between culture, imperialism and nationalism, and how this relation shapes the ways in which we perceive and imagine identities, spaces and boundaries.


Jeshmeen Kanjee
EAP Teacher - UCAS advisor and Dignity Advisor
Jeshmeen Kanjee

Interests: African literature and post-colonial studies, diaspora literature, gender perspectives in literature, equality and diversity, anti-bullying, mental well-being and mental health.


Elizabeth Hollis-Watts
EAP Teacher
Elizabeth Hollis-Watts

I have two Masters degrees, one from the Institute of Education (University College London) and the other from the University of Sydney. I am Australian but have lived and worked in London since 2001 and have also lived and worked in Japan and Saudi Arabia. I currently teach English for Academic Purposes and have an interest in digital learning and its impact on both teaching and learning in tertiary education.

Dr Gerard Gunning
Subject Lecturer and EAP Teacher
Gerard Gunning

I lecture on a world literature module here at SOAS and contribute to teaching on IFCELS' media studies modules as well as a range of EAP modules taught at IFCELS and at other departments.


Dr Mark McQuinn
EAP Teacher/Subject Lecturer
Mark McQuinn

Convenor of the Aid and Development unit on the MSc in Development Studies. Aid policies and practices, role of foreign and indigenous civil society organisations in Africa, issues affecting informal sector workers. Doctoral research on trade unions and NGOs in Tanzania, published as Civil Society as a Conflictual Sphere in Post-liberalization Tanzania. Currently researching the influence of trade unions on labour practices in Sierra Leone and Tanzania and working on a project to build a database on labour issues for use by African labour organisations. Also researching Chinese aid policies and practices. Worked in the aid sector and on political economy issues in the Sudan and Bulgaria.


Administration Staff