Rod Bolitho has been Academic Director at Norwich Institute for Language Education since 2007 and before that was Assistant Dean of International Education at The University College of St Mark & St John, Plymouth from 1989 to 2006.
In the course of his career Rod has worked as consultant to a number of overseas projects (in countries including Romania, India, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Croatia) mainly in the field of materials design, curriculum development and trainer training. He is currently actively engaged in a teacher education reform project in Uzbekistan, a vocational sector curriculum project in Romania and a British Council CPD initiative in India.
In the past few years he has been a regular contributor to international conferences in Malaysia, Turkey, Switzerland, Spain, India, Austria, Portugal, Colombia and Egypt. In addition to Discover English (with Brian Tomlinson) for Macmillan, he has co-authored several books most recently Trainer Development with Tony Wright. He is working on a CPD handbook for India and English Teaching Professional is currently carrying a series of four articles on 'Holistic Approaches to Grammar'. Rod's main professional interests are in Language Awareness, Materials Development and Professional Development. He is very wary of the impact of globalisation, and of corporate 'bigness', on education in general and ELT in particular.
Rod is married and lives in Norwich, but despite his Cornish surname he is an exiled scouser and misses both the city of Liverpool and the chance to visit Liverpool FC home games at Anfield.