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Gerry McKeown

Gerry is HIE’s academic quality coordinator. He is an English language professional with over thirty-eight years’ experience in general, EAP and ESP language environments.  He has worked in diverse settings which have included universities, oil 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 also has wide experience in materials production and has written technical English language manuals for oil company employees involved in Operations and Maintenance processes.