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 & NALDIC Pulse)
Robert Sharples (Vice-Chair)
Nandhaka Pieris (Secretary)
Paul Butcher (Treasurer)
Naomi Flynn (Chair of Events Committee)
Constant Leung (Chair of Publications Committee)
Christina Richardson (Editor, EAL Journal)
Dianne Excell (RIGs & SIGs Coordinator)
Catharine Driver (Publications)
She is an independent consultant and trainer for English as an Additional Language and Academic Literacy. She is also the Secondary school adviser for the National Literacy Trust and is an associate of the EAL Academy, Hounslow Language Service and NASSEA. She is the co-author of ‘100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners’ published by Bloomsbury.
Catharine is also a NALDIC Associate.
Vicky Macleroy (Publications)
Vicky is a lecturer at Goldsmiths. She trained as a secondary teacher and coordinated the PGCE programmes in the school. In 2006, Vicky acted as a facilitator for one of the Learning Communities organising the programme for ‘Language across the curriculum’; investigating ways to support pupils to use language across the curriculum in ways that address issues of expressive development and technical accuracy.
Vicky was awarded Chartered London Teacher status after submitting evidence of a project carried out to support the language development of EAL pupils. This work was also presented at a LATE conference in 2007 on ‘Developing Approaches to Writing’.
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.
Paul Nancarrow (Publications)
Manny Vazquez (Publications)
Elizabeth Chilton (Events)
Jo Shepherd (Events)