Imperial College London

Mr Brian Daughton

Central FacultyAcademic Services

Teacher of English for Academic Purposes (EAP)







Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am  a Teacher of English for Academic Purposes at the Centre for Academic English (CfAE) specialising in research writing for STEMM. I design and deliver a range of courses and academic literacy workshops across all STEMM disciplines. I coordinate the CfAE staff development programme and am the Departmental Disability Officer (DDO). I also coordinate our Listening & Speaking Events.  I am a trained Mental Health First -Aider. In this role I support individuals with poor mental health and signpost them to the support that is available across the College. I have attended Active Bystander training to help improve Imperial's working culture and to ensure we all adhere to the College's values of respect and integrity.   I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

In addition to teaching on courses for Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral students, I design and deliver some of the Communicating Science Successfully workshops. I also teach on and develop materials for the summer Pre-sessional programme. This programme is designed to help international students prepare for post-graduate study at Imperial.

My  professional interests include:  genre analysis and discourse communities, particularly in terms of how students become expert writers within their discipline.  Other professional interests include research around online learning, promoting effective interaction in the virtual classroom. 


I have over 24 years’ experience teaching EAP in a higher education context. Before joining Imperial in 2015 I taught at London Metropolitan University and University of the Arts. I also taught photographic theory and practice at Goldsmiths College. I am a published journalist, travel writer and photographer. I have a background in creative writing. Prior to moving to the UK in 1998, I taught General English in Italy and Argentina for many years. A keen gardener and gourmet cook, I am the current chair of the Lamlash Allotments  in London.

Recent Conference Presentations

  1. B.Daughton (2019). ‘Say what you mean and mean what you say’ A discipline specific approach to develop the writing skills of early stage PhD students. EAP Ireland.CPD Conference. University College Cork. 3 Oct  2019 
  2. B.Daughton (2019). Reading into Writing: mapping form onto meaning. CPD Conference. Queen Mary - University of London. 4 April 2019.
  3. B.Daughton & A. Northern (2018). Navigating STEM research texts: Strategies for EAP teachers. CPD Conference. Queen Mary - University of London. 12 April 2018.