Brett is a Senior Teacher of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the Centre for Academic English (CfAE). As the Coordinator of the CfAE’s undergraduate provision he designs and delivers courses in academic communication for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). A significant part of this role is the collaboration with Imperial College London departments to embed academic literacy into their programs. Brett delivers this tailored provision through interactive input sessions to entire cohorts. Brett also designs tailored materials, delivers courses for departments, and oversees and provides feedback to these large cohorts of students for their departmental assignments and assessments.
Brett has also designed many of the CfAE Short Courses. These courses were converted to an online asynchronous delivery from Summer term 2020 in response to the closing of campuses due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Brett also helped to design the 3-week Pre-sessional, an intensive course on STEMM communication at university that he also co-ordinated for many years. This course has been designed for students with more advanced English communicaion skills than the longer CfAE pre-sessional course, whose focus has been on taught postgraduates. The 3-week course has included components which focus on the needs of undergraduates.
As part of his work as a Senior Teacher and Coordinator, Brett trains and mentors teachers. His professional interests include learning analytics, learning technology, course design, assessment and feedback. Brett is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE.
Brett began his teaching career in 1994. Most of his experience has been teaching EAP at STEMM institutions. He has a background in creative writing and editing. Before joining Imperial in 2004, Brett taught EAP in California and Turkey.