Speakers

The European Conference on Language Learning 2019 (ECLL2019) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The European Conference on Education 2019 (ECE2019). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow participants to attend sessions in both.

This page provides information about presenters. For details of presentations and other programming, please visit the Programme page.


  • Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Mary Stuart CBE
    Mary Stuart CBE
    University of Lincoln, UK
  • Zachary Walker
    Zachary Walker
    University College London, UK

Previous Speakers

View details of speakers at past ECLL conferences via the links below.

Jean-Marc Dewaele
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Biography

Jean-Marc Dewaele is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. He does research on individual differences in psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional aspects of Second Language Acquisition and Multilingualism. He has published over 180 papers and chapters, co-edited five books and five special issues. He is the author of a monograph Emotions in Multiple Languages in 2010 (2nd ed in 2013). He is Vice-President of the International Association of Multilingualism, Convenor of the AILA Research Network Multilingualism, and former president of the European Second Language Association. He is General Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. He won the Equality and Diversity Research Award from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013) and the Robert C. Gardner Award for Outstanding Research in Bilingualism (2016) from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. He is father of a trilingual daughter and holds a black belt (Shodan) in Go Kan Ryu karate.

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Presentation information will be added here shortly
Mary Stuart CBE
University of Lincoln, UK

Biography

Professor Mary Stuart is Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and the Open University where she obtained her Doctorate in Social Policy in 1998. Her research interests are focussed on life histories, social mobility, higher education policy and students, Leadership in 21st Century organisations, place-making, economic and community development. Mary has a strong track record in all aspects of university management, having worked in senior roles in three different universities. Since joining Lincoln she has established and grown the first new Engineering School to be created in the UK for more than 20 years (in collaboration with Siemens plc). Mary has also successfully led the development of Science provision at Lincoln (including the Schools of Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics and Mathematics) and has established the Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology, to develop the future of farming and grow our food industry’s competitiveness. Passionate about the student experience, Mary seeks to continually drive change and improvements in partnership with students and the academic community, working closely with the Students’ Union at Lincoln.

National Commitments

Mary is currently a member of the Student Information Advisory Group (SIAG), Trustee of the Universities Partnership Programme (UPP), and a Fellow of the Bridge Group. Mary is also a Commissioner on the Civic University Commission, and Director of ±21st century Lab, examining the future of Universities in our world.

Regional And Local Business Community Groups

Mary is committed to working to support the region where her University is located. This includes pro-bono work for the arts and culture locally, economic and community regeneration and work with Schools and Colleges. She is Chair of the Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership (LCAP) and the Founding Director of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP). She is a member of the Greater Lincolnshire Leaders Board, Director of Lincoln Science and Innovation Park (LSIP), Director of Lincolnshire Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), Chair of the Members of Lincolnshire Educational Trust (LET) and member of the Lincoln UTC.

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Presentation information will be added here shortly
Zachary Walker
University College London, UK

Biography

Dr Zachary Walker is an academic, author, and speaker. In 2018, Zachary joined the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE) as an Associate Professor. At IOE, Zachary currently serves in the Department of Psychology and Human Development as the Programme Leader for Graduate Programs in Special Education and International Inclusive Leadership. Prior to joining IOE, Zachary was a faculty member at the National Institute of Education in Singapore from 2013-2018, where he served as a leader in Pedagogical Development and Innovation and on the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Framework taskforce. He was named a Think College Emerging Scholar (2012), as well as a Millennium Milestone Maker by the World Academy for the Future of Women (2015). He was awarded the John Cheung Social Media Award for Innovation in Teaching and Pedagogy (2015), and was nominated for the Wharton School Reimagine Education Awards (2016). Zachary's current work focuses on educational neuroscience, mobile technology, and leadership. He has delivered talks to education leaders and higher education faculty in North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Presentation information will be added here shortly