About me

Achilleas Kostoulas
Hello, and welcome to my site!

I am a researcher and teacher educator, currently affiliated with The University of Manchester (UK), and working in the field of English language education. My research focusses on different aspects of language education, often seen through the lens of Complex Systems Theory. In my latest book, A Language School as a Complex System (2018), I provide an example of how this might be done. My research also often looks at the psychological processes associated with teaching and learning. This interest has led to the recent publication of Language Teacher Psychology (2018), a volume that I co-edited with Sarah Mercer. You can find a more comprehensive list of my published work here.

Academic appointments

I currently hold the post of a Visiting Research Fellow at The University of Manchester (UK). In this post, I am involved in a project that will lead to the publication of a research monograph entitled The Intentional Dynamics of TESOL (De Gruyter, with Juup Stelma).

Previously, I worked as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of English Studies at the University of Graz, in Austria. This appointment also involved the delivery of courses on ELT and Applied Linguistics, as well as ad hoc modules and workshops on research methods.

Other appointments have taken me to the University of Manchester, where I was entrusted with MA supervision, and the Epirus Institute of Technology, in Greece (currently merged with the University of Ioannina), where I was responsible for the delivery of courses in English Language and Language Teacher Education.

I have also worked in various teaching and managerial capacities in primary and secondary schools in Greece, of which the most recent post was at the University of Ioannina 2nd Model/Experimental Primary School.

Academic background

I completed my doctoral studies at The University of Manchester, from where I received a PhD in Education in 2015. I also hold an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, from The University of Manchester, and a BA in English Studies from the University of Athens.

Find out more

In this site, I have put together some information about myself and my academic work, which I hope you find of interest. This site also hosts my blog, where I record information that I find interesting, as well as comments on English language education and research methods.

Do take a look around, and feel free to contact me for comments or questions.