Dr Jim Donohue – Presenter at #ALDCon21

Association for Learning Development in Higher Education Conference 2021

Presenter: Dr Jim Donohue

Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University


Jim is a member of the Learner Development Team at Manchester Metropolitan University and leads on academic and study skills in engineering and science. Between 2014-19, he was in the Learning Development/Thinking Writing team at Queen Mary University of London and before that was Head of Open English Language Teaching at The Open University, UK. He researches in the fields of academic and professional communication drawing on systemic functional linguistics, social semiotics, and Paulo Freirean learning theory. Jim is co-author of A language as social semiotic-based approach to teaching and learning in higher education (Wiley‐Blackwell, 2014, with Caroline Coffin) and Exploring Grammar: From Formal to Functional (Routledge, 2009, with Coffin and Sarah North). He has guest-edited and published in a number of language and learning journals and became editor at the JLDHE in 2021.


Syska, A., Sedghi, G., Hagyard, A., Morley, C., Loughlin, E. Malone, C. Grayson, N., Hillman, J. and Donohue, J. (2021) Reading with the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Paper presented at the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education Conference 2021, Online.

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