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Gerry McKeown

Gerry is Deputy Head of In-service courses and is the HIE Safety Officer. He is an English language professional with over forty years’ experience in general, EAP and ESP language environments.  He has worked in diverse settings which have included universities, Oil and Gas companies, military organisations and commercial language schools.  He has worked in the UK, mainland Europe and extensively in the Middle East.

As English language coordinator for a major Middle-Eastern oil company, he was responsible for the development of a complete field-based English language programme, which included the creation of a needs-based curriculum with all necessary policies, procedures, assessment tools and quality control. This involved aspects of teacher training and development.

Gerry is also a Level 4 ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) English examiner and has the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety in addition to the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma.