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dr. K.B.J. Haines

Senior Curriculum Developer, International Classrooms
dr. K.B.J. Haines

Professional Profile:

I am Senior Curriculum Developer for International Classrooms at University of Groningen. In this role, I work closely with academic staff and students across the university on the development and implementation of quality education in international classrooms, with a focus on aligning policy and practices. Between 2016 and 2019 I was Academic Coordinator of the EQUiiP Erasmus+ project, a partnership of seven universities from six European countries ( Since 2019, I have been working with faculties to embed the EQUiiP approach in the professional development of lecturers at the University of Groningen, an assignment from the Board of the University. I also research the experiences of academics and students in international classrooms and in English Medium Instruction (EMI) settings.

Employment History:

2015 - 2016: University College Groningen, University of Groningen

As Senior Tutor, I was responsible for designing the individual learning and guidance line for students at University College Groningen. I provided educational advice and support to tutors, mentors and students at University College Groningen, a multidisciplinary faculty of University of Groningen.

2012 - 2015: Institute for Medical Education, University Medical Centre Groningen

Educational consultant and teacher trainer, specialised in English Medium of Instruction at University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen. Also responsible for developing a teacher support framework for the 2014 Bachelor's in Medicine curriculum (G2020). 

2005 – 2012: Language Centre, University of Groningen

Coordinating Lecturer in English and Educational Development Coordinator

I was responsible for educational development and innovation at the Language Centre, ensuring the participation of the Language Centre in national and international projects. I specialised the development of assessment tools aligned to the CEFR and teaching academic writing skills to PhD candidates.

1992 – 2005: Hanzehogeschool Groningen

Lecturer in English Language and Business Communication

1991 - 1992: Richmond Language Centre, Richmond, London

Director of Studies (Hungary) 

 Educational Background:

2001 – 2008 Doctor of Education (EdD in TESOL/Applied Linguistics):

Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, Berkeley Square, Bristol. UK.

I received an unconditional pass for my dissertation, titled: The Situated Language Learning of International Students Taking Degree Programmes through English in the Netherlands. 

This dissertation was shortlisted for the Christopher Brumfit Thesis award 2009 and achieved the distinction 'highly commended'.






Last modified:23 July 2020 08.53 a.m.

Contact information

Broerstraat 5
9712 CP Groningen
The Netherlands

Office of the University

Job title:
Senior Curriculum Developer, International Classrooms
Working hours:
Monday to Thursday