Hayley Maxwell

Hayley Maxwell

EAP Director

Contact details

Birmingham International Academy
46 Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am the Assistant Director of the Birmingham International Academy with responsibility for strategic initiatives and programmes development.


  • MEd TESOL (Manchester)
  • BEd Hons History (Exeter)
  • Institute of Linguists Advanced Diploma (Spanish)


I have worked for many years in EFL and EAP and Business English both in Europe and the UK university sector. Previous roles have included management of Presessional and Foundation Year provision and the teaching of EAP at Foundation, Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels.


I have delivered a range of courses at the University including Academic English for the Business School’s postgraduate programmes, insessional and pressional English classes and programmes for Chevening Fellows and Scholars in the European Research Institute.

Other activities

My main professional interests are the development of academic writing skills in subject specific areas, EAP course design and development, English language assessment, Business English and intercultural communication. In-house publications include ‘BME Academic Writing Guide’ and ‘Academic Reading’.