Nadya joined the Doctoral College in 2019, having worked at the University of Surrey since 2009 in a number of roles, primarily as a Learning Development Adviser and a Teaching Fellow in Higher Education. She holds a BEd and an MEd from the Belarusian State Pedagogical University, and an MA and a PhD in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching from the University of Warwick, UK.
From 2002, Nadya has worked at a number of UK universities (Warwick, Leicester, QMUL, the Open University and Surrey), teaching mainly in the areas of writing and academic skills development, linguistics and English for Academic Purposes, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has also worked on various research projects, with the most recent ones exploring academic developers’ writing identities and the experiences of PhD students in writing confirmation reports and participating in the confirmation viva.
Nadya is a regular presenter at international writing conferences and she has published articles and book chapters on different aspects of academic writing. She co-edited Enhancing Student-Centred Teaching in Higher Education - The Landscape of Student-Staff Research Partnerships (published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020) and guest edited a special issue of Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education (https://repository.brynmawr.edu/tlthe/vol1/iss31/). Between 2019 and 2022, Nadya was a participant of the multi-institutional research project coordinated by the Centre for Engaged Learning at Elon University, USA, that explored writing transfer between academic and professional settings.
Nadya’s particular interests lie in the areas of writing and knowledge construction in the disciplines, genre-based writing pedagogy, writing transfer, academic writers’ identity and authorial voice, and corpus linguistics and Systemic Functional Linguistics applications in the teaching of academic writing.