Philida is the Head of English and ESOL at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). She is responsible for the design and delivery of English and ESOL programmes within the further education and skills sector.
Before joining the ETF, Philida worked as an independent consultant, inspector, teacher trainer and researcher, both in the UK and internationally. Until recently, she taught ESOL part-time at her local FE college. Philida has a special interest in the use of English in vocational, educational and work contexts, such as construction, health & social care, GCSEs and A levels. She has a PhD in English language and literature, and has published widely in her field.