Brian is a Teacher of English for Academic Purposes at the Centre for Academic English (CfAE) specialising in research writing for STEMM. .He designs and delivers a range of courses and academic literacy workshops across all STEMM disciplines. He coordinates the CfAE staff development programme and contributes towards the Consultation programme. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
In addition to teaching on a number of courses for undergraduate, Master's and doctoral students, Brian also designs and delivers some of the Communicating Science Successfully workshops. He also teaches on and designs materials for 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 virtual classroom.
Brian has over 20 years’ experience teaching EAP in a higher education context. Before joining Imperial in 2015 he worked at London Metropolitan University and University of the Arts. He also taught photographic theory and practice at Goldsmiths University. He is a published journalist, travel writer and photographer. Brian also has a background in creative writing. Prior to moving to the UK in 1998, Brian taught general English in Italy and Argentina for many years.
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.