Dr Agni Connor

Dr Agni Connor
Dr Agni Connor
Dr Agni Connor

PhD, MA, MSc, BA, PG Dip, PG Cert HE, PG Cert

Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs



A warm welcome to my University staff page. I am the MSc in TESOL Programme Director and I also teach on the programme. As a person and an academic, I enjoy engaging in lifelong learning. I have degrees and qualifications in English Language Teaching (TESOL), English Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Statistics, Higher Education, Mindfulness, as well as Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health. I have studied at King's College London, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Aberdeen and other universities.

Let's talk about MSc in TESOL

MSc in TESOL programme website

I have been an ESOL teacher trainer since 2000 and have worked at a number of universities in Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe. I am interested in innovative and interactive ways of teaching and have been experimenting with the flipped classroom model. In 2016, I was nominated for the AUSA Teaching Excellence Award in the category Most Inspiring Teacher. In 2022, I was nominated for the Principal's Award for Excellence in Leadership.  

For a number of years, I was the School's Mental Health Officer. I am still very much involved in promoting wellness initiatives in the School. I care about staff and student well-being, and I am a keen supporter of anti-bullying and anti-harassment initiatives at the university and in wider contexts. I strongly believe in the power of kindness, care and respect.

My personal blog (read if you dare!)

My musings on kindness

Agni Connor Art (yes, I love art!)

"The Morning Sun" by Agni Connor - this is 7-minute recording of a simple story I have recently written. This story is a metaphor for challenges we experience and how they affect us. It see it as a story of hope and personal growth.

Life motto: Pause, take a breath and let your life unfold.


Research Overview

I am currently accepting PhDs in the following TESOL-related areas:

Teacher and student well-being

Mindfulness training in second language learning

Mindfulness training in language teacher education

Positive psychology and second language learning / teaching

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Linguistics.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

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  • Productive knowledge of English collocations in adult Polish learners: The role of short-term memory

    Skrzypek, A., Singleton, D.
    Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics, vol. 10, pp. 105-129
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Phonological short-term memory and L2 collocational development in adult learners

    Skrzypek, A.
    EUROSLA Yearbook, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 160–184
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A review of IATEFL 2003 Brighton Conference Selections

    Skrzypek, A.
    ELT Journal, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 82-84
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Autonomia ucznia w polskim kontekście edukacyjnym - środowisko gimnazjalne i licealne

    Skrzypek, A.
    Autonomia Ucznia w Nauce Języka Obcego. Pawlak, M. (ed.). Uniwersytet im. A. Mickiewicza
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