Centre for International English - Staff

Here at the Centre for International English we have a core team of six permanent members of staff as well as several HPLs (hourly-paid lecturers) who teach during our busiest period from July to December.

Emily Powell

Emily Powell Manager

I have been teaching English to International Students for past 12 years and have developed, taught, and co-ordinated a range of programmes in the Centre for International English at USW. I currently lead the Centre and work on teacher training courses with participants from China, Mexico, and the UK. In addition to my work in CIE, I am also an assessor for the BALEAP Accreditation Scheme, and am currently working towards a PhD in Forensic Linguistics.


Joe Francis

Joe Francis Programme Coordinator

I joined the Centre for International English in late 2015 and have previously taught in Bristol, Bath, London and overseas in Japan. At USW I coordinate the pre-sessional English programmes and put together bespoke programs for overseas teachers. My interests include materials development and integrating skills whilst outside of university I am a keen runner, cyclist and extremely bad drummer!


Rachel Stamp

Rachel Stamp Programme Coordinator

I have been teaching English since 1997, and my work has taken me to some exciting places – South Korea, Jordan and Japan – as well as the UK. In Tokyo I worked as an IELTS examiner. I first joined the USW team in 2003, and more recently I have been able to continue my interests in materials development and testing. I co-ordinate the International Foundation Programme.


Peter Squires

Peter Squires Tutor

I am a graduate of the University of South Wales (formerly Glamorgan) and have been teaching at the CIE since 2011, where I am currently a tutor in English for Academic Purposes. I am module leader for Advanced Academic Writing and Introduction to Social Issues. I am also coordinator for USW entrance testing. In recent years I have also acted as coordinator for the International Foundation Programme, and bespoke pre-sessional programmes. I have been teaching English since 2003 and have taught in the UK, Italy and Libya. My interests include History, genealogy and the history of English.


Louise Karabulut

Louise Karabulut Tutor

I have been teaching English to international students since 2000. I have taught in London, Istanbul and Wales. I started at USW in 2004 designing, co-ordinating and delivering courses at foundation and undergraduate level. After several years overseas, I have happily returned to USW. As well as EFL, I have an interest in international relations.


Guy Hicks

Guy Hicks Administrator

I have been working at the University of South Wales since 2006, where I started in Campus Administration. I now manage all the administration within the Centre for International English, where I support the students from pre-registration up until they receive their results and move on to further studies. I also support the academic staff in the centre, including general admin and IT support, financial records and attendance registers. I am currently completing my Masters in Sports Therapy.