Brian is a Teacher of English for Academic Purposes at the Centre for Academic English (CfAE), which provides academic support to the College community and specialises in research writing for effective STEMM communication. He helps design and deliver a range of courses and academic literacy workshops across all STEMM disciplines. Other responsibilites include, coordinating the CfAE staff CPD programme and the Listening & Speaking Events. He is a trained Mental Health First -Aider. In this role, he supports individuals with poor mental health and signposts them to the help that is available across the College. Brian is also the Departmental Disability Officer (DDO) and helps to ensure our materials are inclusive and meet the needs of the whole College community. He has attended Active Bystander training to help improve Imperial's working culture. In these roles he is commited to ensuring we all adhere to the College's values of respect and integrity. Brian is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
In addition to teaching on courses for undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral students, he also teaches on the summer Pre-sessional programme. This programme is designed to help international students prepare for post-graduate study at Imperial.
His 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
Brian has over 21 years’ experience teaching EAP in a higher education context. Before joining Imperial in 2015 he taught at London Metropolitan University and University of the Arts. He has also taught photographic theory and practice at Goldsmiths College. He is a published journalist, travel writer and photographer. Prior to moving to the UK in 1998, he taught General English in Italy and Argentina for many years. A keen gardener and cook, he is the current chair of the Lamlash Allotments in London.
Recent Conference Presentations
- 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
- B.Daughton (2019). Reading into Writing: mapping form onto meaning. CPD Conference. Queen Mary - University of London. 4 April 2019.
- B.Daughton & A. Northern (2018). Navigating STEM research texts: Strategies for EAP teachers. CPD Conference. Queen Mary - University of London. 12 April 2018.