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Eve Gilliard-Russell

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

The longest serving member of the team, Eve has taught French Language & Area Studies , and EAP to many generations of students.

Since joining the University, Eve has taught on a variety of modules and courses, including:

Undergraduate programmes :
French language : Levels 4-6
General and Applied Translation, General Language, Essay/ Project/Dissertation Tutor,
Multimedia Lab, Statistical Commentary , Commercial Correspondence, Interpreting

Unilang Option French 1-2 (Beginners)

French Area Studies : Levels 4-6
French History 52BC-1962, Mai 68, the Mitterrand Years, French current affairs from 1980- to date : Politics, Economics, Immigration, Education and Culture in France, Population, Business and Economic Environment of France (Socio demographic variables, spending patterns, the media, the advertising industry, channels of distribution, market entry strategies, France within Europe)

English for Academic Purposes: ALS (Academic Language Skills)/English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) for Final Year/Level 6 BA Mass Communication & Business, Reading and Critical Analysis, Essay & Report Writing for Art & Design Foundation and International Foundation programmes

English as an International Language : ALEP (Programme for exchange students):
Understanding News and Adverts in Britain, Communication Skills for International Students.

Short courses for business and Outreach activities:
Beginners’ and Intermediate French for Business : intensive tailor-made short courses for business clients (Procter and Gamble)
Intermediate French for tourism and hospitality industry (Language For Tourism project)
Language awareness workshops (A Taste of Italian, on-line cultural quiz) for Year 9 pupils within Routes Into Languages initiative
Lectures and language workshops on study days for Years 12 &13

Current role in the Department

Senior Lecturer in French Studies and English for Academic Purposes

Programme Leader/Academic Liaison, International Foundation Programme, Qatar Finance and Business Academy

Programme Leader, English Foundation Course

External Examiner

External Examiner , English for Academic Purposes (EAP) on Foundation Programme in Art & Design, Academy of Design, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

External/Internal Examiner, English for Academic Purposes on International Foundation Programme in Finance & Business, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), Doha, Qatar.


Academy of Design, Colombo, Sri Lanka, CPD in EAP for Art and Design tutors (Facilitator).

Qatar Finance and Business Academy, Doha, Qatar, CPD in EAP for QFBA tutors

School Outreach projects: Routes into Languages, (Tutor). Talk Up Your Prospects (Leader)
Short courses for business: Procter and Gamble Language School (Course Leader and Tutor), Language for Tourism; (Tutor).
Translation of official documents (birth or marriage certificates, diplomas, etc…) French-English
Translation , miscellaneous English-French, French-English

Since joining the University, Eve has occupied various roles and responsibilities, such as:

Programme Leader, English Foundation Course

Programme Leader/Academic Liaison, QFBA International Foundation Course

Programme Leader, French with Business

Business and International Development Coordinator: Director of Northumbria Language Services (coordinating short courses for business, translation service, Study Days and Masterclasses for schools, recruitment of EU and International students)
Manager, Procter and Gamble Language School (coordinating in-company language training)
Triple Qualification Programme Leader
Dual Qualification Programme Leader
Modern Languages Erasmus co-ordinator
French Academic Placements Tutor
Year Tutor (Final Year)
Guidance tutor, MFL and International students

Before joining the University, Eve worked as a teacher of French and Head of Modern Languages at Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham.

Eve Gilliard-Russell

Campus Address

Lipman 326



  • English Language MA
  • English Language BA (Hons)
  • Modern Languages PGCE
  • Marketing PGCert
  • English Language CELTA
  • Education Language Other Qualification

Further Information

Eve was nominated by Northumbria students, and short-listed for the Student Led Award for Assessment and Feedback in 2016.

Eve was nominated by Northumbria students, and short-listed for the Student Union’s Applauding and Promoting Teaching Award in 2008.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

The challenges of English phonology for L1 Arabic speakers.

Demographic trends and spending patterns in France and in Europe.
Immigration issues in Europe

Exploiting off-air and online materials for language teaching in multi-media labs (French and English).


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