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Job Title(s)Senior Lecturer in Written Communications
Writing Centre Director
 
URLhttp://www.stmarys-belfast.ac.uk/writingcentre/default.asp 
Phone No.+44 (0) 28 9026 8222 
Internal Phone No.ext. 222 
Emailj.worley 

Departments

Human Development Studies

Short Description

Jonathan Worley has directed the Writing Centre at St Mary’s since its inception in the spring of 2002. It was the first writing centre to be established on the Island of Ireland, and since then, the St Mary’s Writing Centre has assisted in the establishment of other writing centres in the UK and Ireland. In 2005, it was designated a National Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He also teaches courses on academic reading and writing for the Liberal Arts Degree. Jonathan has had significant involvement in bringing the teaching of writing to secondary schools in Northern Ireland through a series of outreach programmes. He has established an international partnership with the Merrimack College (USA) Writing Centre for the purposes of student exchange and collaborative research.

Current Research

Schippers B. and Jonathan Worley. “Political Theory, Academic Writing, and Widening Participation”. Writing in the Disciplines. Ed. Mary Deane and Peter O’Neill. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011.

Worley, Jonathan. “The Writing Centre at St Mary’s University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland”. Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places. Ed. Chris Thaiss, Gerd Brauer, Paula Carlino and Lisa Ganobsik-Williams. Anderson, SC: Parlor P, 2011.

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