Dr Corinne Boz

Principal Lecturer/Director of Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching

Corinne is Director of Studies for our Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education in Cambridge and Peterborough. Her academic research interest lies in the study of writing practices in higher education.

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Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Corinne held a post as Academic Lead/Research Associate on the Transkills Project at the University of Cambridge. The university-wide project focused on enhancing understanding of transitions into undergraduate study, with a particular focus on designing and delivering development resources for both staff and students on disciplinary writing practices. Alongside this role, Corinne held a Bye-fellowship in Education at Queens' College, Cambridge, where she was employed to enhance teaching and learning practices to support the first-year experience.

Corinne completed here PhD in Applied Linguistics but before this, she worked at Bilkent University in Ankara. Here she held a post as director of the university’s writing centre, as well as teaching on the first-year English programme, where she prepared students in research and writing practices.

Research interests

  • Academic literacies
  • Writing practices in higher education
  • Doctoral Writing
  • Transitions to university

Corinne is interested in all aspects of academic writing in higher education but particularly concerned with writing at transition points. She has researched staff and student perceptions of disciplinary writing in the transition from school to university, and is currently working on a project with the Oxford Learning Institute, researching the role of writing groups for doctoral and postdoctoral writers in supporting effective writing practices.

Areas of research supervision

  • Writing in higher education


Corinne contributes to the PG Certificate in Higher Education with lectures on Seven Principles of Good Feedback Practice and Inclusive Assessment/International Students.


  • PhD Applied Linguistics, Sheffield Hallam University: Establishing an Academic Identity: Second Language Writers and the Institution
  • MA Linguistics, Hacettepe University, Ankara
  • BA (Hons) English Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults, Regent College

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, Society for Research into Higher Education
  • Member, Inter-university Academic Literacies Research Group (Institute of Education)
  • Member, Academic Literacies Forum (Open University Research Group)
  • Member, Inter-university Language in Higher Education Research Group

Selected recent publications

Boz, C. forthcoming. Transforming dialogic spaces in an ‘elite’ institution: Academic Literacies, the tutorial and high-achieving students. In: Lillis, T., Harrington, K., Lea, M. and Mitchell, S. (Eds.). Working with Academic Literacies: Research, Theory, Design. Parlor Press.

Wyse, D. and Boz, C., 2010. The Ubiquity of Writing Skills. British Educational Research Association: Research Intelligence, 113.

Boz, C., 2010. Review of Wodak, R. and Krzyzanowski, M. (Eds.), (2008) Qualitative discourse analysis in the social sciences. Language in Society, 39(1), pp.134-135.

Boz, C., 2005. ‘Preparing to enter the academy: Issues to consider’. Working Papers on the Web. http://extra.shu.ac.uk/wpw/supervision/Boz.htm.

Boz, C., 2005. Review of Bayraktaroğlu, A. and M. Sifianou (Eds.), (2001) Linguistic Politeness Across Boundaries: The case of Greek and Turkish. Journal of Politeness Research, 1, pp.151-155.

Bargiela, F., Boz, C., Gokzadze, L., Hamza, A., Mills, S., and Rukhadze, N. 2002. ‘Ethnocentrism, Politeness and Naming Strategies’. Working Papers on the Web.

Recent presentations and conferences

Boz,C., Baughan, P., and Raddon, A., 2013. Identity and agency in a fragmented field: Researching the role of awards for Newer Researchers in Higher Education. In CHER (Consortium of Higher Education Researchers) Conference, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 9-11 September 2013.

Boz, C., Tait, M. and Bargery, L., 2013. Working towards co-creation of academic development initiatives: experience in a small institution and some emerging principles. In: Higher Education Academy Annual Conference. University of Warwick, 3-4 July 2013.

Raddon, A, Baughan, P., and Boz, C., 2012. Career pathways in a fragmented field: The role of professional awards for Newer Researchers in Higher Education. In: Society for Research into Higher Education Conference, Newport, December 2012.

Boz, C., Suto, I., Tait, M., and Kelly, J. 2012. ‘In University you are expected to know a lot without having learnt it’: Investigating engagement and dialogue around transition from school to university. In: Society for Research into Higher Education Conference. Newport, December 2012.

Boz, C., 2011. A Continuum of Practices: Investigating Disciplinary Writer Identities. In: 6th European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference. University of Limerick, June 2011.

Boz, C., 2011. Making Space: Academic Writers and the Institution. Invited Speaker, Oxford Learning Institute Public Seminar Series. University of Oxford, June 2011.

Boz, C., 2010. Engaging Academic Writers. Invited Speaker, Institute of Education. December 2010.

Boz, C., and Cole, M.,2010. Academic Writer Identities in Transition. In: 2nd International conference on Academic Identities. University of Strathclyde, June 2010.

Boz, C., Exploring Academic Practice through Academic Writer Identities. In: Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice Third Conference. University of Oxford, December 2009.

Boz, C., 2009. Developing Academic Writing Practice in the Transition to Undergraduate Study: A Model of Engagement in a Tutorial Context. In: 5th European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference. Coventry University, June 2009.