Dr Fatimah Hashim (BA (Hons) (Malaya), MA (Ed) Michigan State Univ, EDD (Monash Univ)). Formerly Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. Her specialization includes second language teacher learning, language programme evaluation, and innovation in language teaching contexts. Her extensive experience as a teacher, teacher-trainer and curriculum developer in English as a second language extends to countries in the Middle East, Sri Lanka and Thailand to name a few. She has carried out research and supervised PhDs in programme, classroom, and teacher based research themes. She has published in a range of language and education journals and is the author of several academic books.