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Helen Dororthy Marie Spencer-Oatey, British language educator. Achievements include research in field. Scholar, Sino-British Fellowship Trust, 1974-1976, Research Training, Economic and Social Research Council, 1990-1992.


Spencer-Oatey, Helen Dororthy Marie was born on March 23, 1952 in Redruth, England. Daughter of Richard Oliver and Margaret Emilie Marie Oatey.


Bachelor in Psychology, University Durham, 1972. Master of Education in Educational Psychology, Cardiff University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics and Social Psychology, Lancaster University, 1992.


Interpreter Rank Xerox Ltd., London, 1976—1977, translator, 1976—1977. Assistant lecturer in English language Hong Kong Baptist University, 1978—1979. Senior lecturer in applied linguistics Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1981—1988.

Principal lecturer in linguistics University Bedfordshire, Luton, England, 1992—2002. Echina-uk programme manager University Cambridge, England, 2002—2007. Director University Warwick Center English Language Teacher Education, Coventry, since 2007.

Academic liaison United Kingdom branch International Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research, London, since 2000.


  • Achievements include research in field.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (book) Culturally Speaking, Handbook Intercultural Communication, e-Learning Initiatives in China. Contributor articles to professional journals.


International student support Limbury Baptist Church, Luton, United Kingdom, 1992—2002. Fellow: British Psychological Society (associate). Member: International Association Cross-Cultural Psychology (correspondent), British Association Applied Linguistics (correspondent), Higher Education Academy (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, gardening, music, walking.


Married Andrew Hodgson Spencer, July 18, 1992. Children: Jonathan Michael Spencer, Daniel Conrad Spencer.

Richard Oliver

Margaret Emilie Marie Oatey

Andrew Hodgson Spencer

Jonathan Michael Spencer Spencer-Oatey

Daniel Conrad Spencer Spencer-Oatey