Committee members

Co-founder and co-convenor: Florence Bonacina-Pugh

Co-founder and co-convenor: Elisabeth Barakos

Lecturer in Language Education, The University of Edinburgh

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Aston University

twitter @Barakos_E

As passionate language policy scholars, Florence and Elisabeth have together originated the idea of creating and managing a forum of exchange with and for like-minded people engaged in language policy matters. Please reach out to us with any general queries related to this group.

Membership secretary (2017-2019): Tae-Hee Choi

Membership secretary (2019-): Diana Camps

Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong

As Membership Secretary, I will help with any issues concerning your membership. My research focuses on English language education and policy/reform processes. I have taught English in South Korea and the US, and engaged in policy advisory in South Korea. I look forward to working with you!

Guest Researcher, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, University of Oslo

I am your point of contact for questions regarding your membership. My research interests are in examining language policies in relation to the protection and legitimation of minority / regional languages and in processes of migration, asylum and integration.

Treasurer (2017-2019): Yongcan Liu

Treasurer (2019-): Iker Erdocia

Reader in Applied Linguistics and Languages Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

I am Chair of the organising committee of Language Policy Forum 2020 in Cambridge. My research interests lie in community/heritage language education and language-in-education policy. I am convener of Cambridge Research in Community Language Education (CRiCLE) Network (

Assistant Professor, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University

Twitter @Iker_Erdocia

I am the current Treasurer and responsible for the budget and the financial health of the SIG. I am also a member of the National Executive Committee of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL). My research interests focus on language ideologies/policy/regimes and language education in multilingual contexts.

Events secretary: Rachel O'Neill

Communications secretary: Dave Sayers

Lecturer, School of Education, University of Edinburgh

At Edinburgh my main focus is researching deaf education, training teachers of deaf children, and being Programme Director for the MSc Inclusive Education programme. I also support the work of the Scottish Sensory Centre, based in the School of Education.

Senior Lecturer, Dept Language & Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

As Communications Secretary I'm here to look after the website (yes, this design is my fault), manage the email list, and generally keep the electronic gears ticking over in the background. On these matters, please direct any complaints, praise, or celebratory cheese sandwiches in my direction.