Find out who sits on our Executive Committee and sub-committees. You can also see brief bios of those who are not on the NALDIC Executive.
NALDIC is led by the Executive Committee, which is made up of its nine membership-elected trustees and directors, supported by co-optees.
Victoria Murphy (Chair)
Hamish Chalmers (Vice-Chair; Editor, ealjournal.org)
Nandhaka Pieris (Secretary)
Paul Butcher (Treasurer)
Naomi Flynn (Chair of Events Committee)
Yvonne Foley (Training Lead)
Constant Leung (Chair of Publications Committee)
Christina Richardson (Editor, EAL Journal)
Tracey Costley (Conference Chair)
Eowyn Crisfield (SIGs Coordinator)
Dianne Excell (RIGs Coordinator)
Lisa-Maria Müller (Chair of Business Development Committee)
Fiona Ranson (Deputy Editor, EAL Journal)
Sally Zacharias (Membership)
Elizabeth Chilton (Publications)
Elizabeth is Lecturer in Language, Literacies and Education in the School of Education, University of Birmingham. She is Director of the MEd Bilingualism in Education programme, and teaches on the MSc TESOL Education and MA Education programmes, as well as supervising dissertation and doctoral students. She is a member of the Mosaic Group for Research on Mulitilingualism.
Before moving to work in higher education, Elizabeth was employed as a lecturer and manager in further education, working in the fields of adult literacy, ESOL, and learning support. Elizabeth’s research interests include multilingual and multimodal language and literacy practices, academic literacies, the interrelationship between ideologies, social interactions and texts in multilingual and monolingual contexts, and creative methods of inquiry.
Elizabeth is a member of NALDIC’s Publications Committee, and was previously a member of the Events Committee. Since June 2020 she has been deputy editor of the EAL Journal.
Frank Monaghan (Publications)
He has run workshops and been a keynote speaker on a variety of topics, including EAL and phonics, literacy across the curriculum, language and mathematics; and EAL assessment. Before joining the OU, he had worked for twenty years as an EAL and mainstream English teacher in a large, multilingual comprehensive school in central London.