John Wrigglesworth

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John Wrigglesworth MSc, MA, BA, PG DiP TESOL, LIC & DiP TESOL,

Principal Lecturer


Before joining Sheffield Hallam University, I taught English for academic purposes and applied linguistics at Portsmouth University for ten years. For the previous 14 years, I lived and taught in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Taiwan, the USA and Israel.


I am an executive member of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes serving on the Testing Working Party and as publications officer. I am a registered practitioner of the HEA and am trained as an examiner for a variety of English language exams including IELTS.

Teaching interests

English for academics purposes

academic literacies

applied linguistics


Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion

College of Social Sciences and Arts

academic discourse

English for specific academic disciplines

language pedagogy




Hovassapian, A., Moore, N., Price, G., Bevins, S., & Wrigglesworth, J. (2021). Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Framework for Teachers in State Schools in Armenia – Policy Paper. British Council, Armenia.

Moore, N., Sheerin, S., Güven, A., & Wrigglesworth, J. (2018). A Framework for Quality Assurance in English-Medium Higher Education in Turkey. British Council.

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