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About Tony Attwood

Dr Tony Attwood is an Assistant Professor in Academic Writing at the New College of the Humanities. He teaches on the First-Year Writing Studio, a course that applies key principles from
design thinking to writing. Previously, Tony taught at CFAE Imperial College on two courses:
Academic Process (AP) and Subject Specialist Workshop (SSW). Prior to working at Imperial College, Tony worked on the University of New Haven KFSC project, Bachelor of Security Sciences program. On the BSS program, Tony was an instructor on a variety of courses such as Crime Control and Policing, Hazard Risk Assessment, Technical Communication and Presentation skills for the Security Sector.


PhD in Education, Institute of Education, University of Reading, 2017

MA in Education – Applied Linguistics Pathway, The Open University, 2012

BA (hons) Open (Spanish/ Linguistics) First Class honours, 2010


Tony Attwood's Research

Tony is research active in the field of language acquisition and cognitive linguistics. His research interests focus on Second Language Acquisition, particularly Input Processing and Crosslinguistic Influence.

He is also interested in Applied Behaviour Analysis and interventions on curriculums for generalised learning in autistic learners. His research interests in this topic are on inclusion and quality of life improvement through the use of educational assessments and data collection.

Selected Publications

Laws, J., Attwood, A. & Treffers-Daller, J. (2021). Unlearning the boundary-crossing constraint: processing instruction and the acquisition of motion event construal. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching.

“The Teachability of Entering and Exiting in L2 English (2014)