Meet the team

The programme is hosted by the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, based at Southampton

Professor Michael Kelly

Programme Director

Mike Kelly is a specialist in modern French culture and society, especially the history of ideas and Franco-British cultural relations. He plays a leading role in developing public policy on languages and cultural diversity, in the UK and across Europe. He is Director of the LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, Hon. Secretary of the European Language Council and Secretary for Speak to the Future, the national campaign for languages. He also currently head of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. 

Vicky Wright

Deputy Director Routes into Languages

Dr Angela Gallagher-Brett

Senior Academic Coordinator (Cross sector partnerships)

Angela Gallagher-Brett is a language education specialist. She has a PhD in Applied Linguistics (Motivation in speaking) and is an experienced language teacher, academic developer and researcher. She has particular interests in language learning motivation and anxiety and transition from school to university. She oversees the Routes programme for LLAS and is a member of the Routes Evaluation Working Group.


tel: 023 8059 7526

Dr Erika Corradini

Academic Coordinator

Erika Corradini has a background in modern foreign languages and linguistics and has worked as education developer at LLAS for the past few years. She is involved in the production of teaching and learning resources for the classroom as well as materials for the promotion of languages in schools. For Routes into Languages, she supports the National Networks for Interpreting and Translation.

Zena Hilton

Senior Academic Coordinator

Zena Hilton  is Senior Academic Coordinator and works on communications for Routes into Languages. 

Marie Weaver

Routes Administrator

Marie is the first point of contact for the Routes team in Southampton.

tel: 023 8059 9135

Sue Nash

LLAS Administrator

Sue is the administrator for LLAS, and works with Marie.