Skip to main content
Dr Michael Willett

Dr Michael Willett

Learn to Teach / Employability

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

+44 (0)29 22510820
2.08, 5-7 Corbett Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EB


I am the programme director for the AHSS 'Learning to Teach in Higher Education' course. This Master's-level provision, fully accredited by the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) at Associate Fellow level, supports postgraduate tutors in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in developing their learning and teaching practice in Higher Education. I am also the academic lead for the Employability module in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

I completed my PhD in English Language and Literature in 2014 at the Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University. My research interests include phonetics and phonology, spoken language, literary linguistics (stylistics), and the use of intonation as a meaning-making tool in sociocultural contexts such as the workplace. I am also interested in how linguistic, auditory and visual artefacts such as music, television and art, can enhance teaching and learning in Higher Education.  


Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AfHEA)

Academic positions

  • 2014-16: Lecturer in English Language and Communication at Cardiff University
  • Associate Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol



Research interests

  • developing good practice in Higher Education teaching and learning
  • how linguistic, auditory and visual artefacts can enhance teaching and learning 
  • phonetics and phonology
  • intonation
  • literary stylistics