Dr. Mark Wyatt
Dr. mark wyatt Associate Professor English

Contact Information
mark.wyatt@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 3931


Dr. Mark Wyatt is an Associate Professor of English at Khalifa University in the UAE, where he is also Vice-Chair of the Institutional Review Board. He previously worked for the Universities of Leeds (on a BA TESOL Project with in-service English language teachers in Oman) and Portsmouth (where he worked with pre-service B.Ed TESL students from Malaysia). He has continued to work with both these universities, as an External Examiner for MA TESOL-related programmes at Leeds (2015-2018), and as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Portsmouth. Earlier in his career, he worked in Thailand and then for the British Council in Nepal. In Nepal in the late 1990s, he first researched self-efficacy beliefs in English language learners, and his interest in teachers' self-efficacy beliefs (which has resulted in numerous articles and several book chapters) grew from there. He is a member of the IATEFL Research SIG, and previously moderated their discussion board, co-organized ReSIG conferences in Turkey and co-edited various publications connected with the SIG. He recently co-edited a book on mentoring in English language education (for Palgrave) and is currently co-editing books on English as a medium of instruction on the Arabian Peninsula (for Routledge) and on developing reflective practitioners through language teacher education in Asian contexts (for Springer). The topics of these books reflect research interests that also include language teacher motivation, practitioner research, continuing professional development, and qualitative case study research methodology. He serves on the editorial advisory board of TESOL Quarterly (2022-2025).

  • PhD in Education (University of Leeds, UK)
  • MA in TESOL (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Licentiate Diploma in TESOL (Trinity College London, UK)

  • Academic English I (ENGL101)
  • Academic English II (ENGL102)
  • Introduction to Linguistics (LTCM240)

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