Our staff

Kamila Etchegoyen Rosolová, PhD

Head of Center for Academic Writing

Kamila received a PhD in Educational Policy from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (2008) and a Master’s degree in Translation Studies (conference interpreting) and in Educational Studies from Charles University, Prague (2000). Since completing her dissertation on curriculum reform in the Czech Republic, she has gained additional research experience from the Center for Curriculum Studies at Michigan State University where she worked as a Research Associate on an international project comparing development of mathematics teachers around the world (TEDS-M study). Her current research interests include higher education and the development of academic writing skills among doctoral students in the Czech Republic. She has established the services of the Center for Academic Writing and has led the Center since 2011.

Eleanor Lurring, MA

Instructor/Writing Consultant

An RSA Diploma-qualified teacher and teacher trainer with over 20 years of experience, Eleanor has worked in the UK, France, Spain and the Czech Republic. Her specialisation is in preparing students for Cambridge examinations, and she is a Team Leader in their Speaking exams system.  For the last eight years, she has been helping university students (at UNYP and at VSE) to develop their academic writing skills. She joined the  Writing Centre team in 2014. In addition to a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Bradford, she also has an MBA from Ulster University (1992) and an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from the University of Leicester (2014).

Dáša Frančíková, PhD

Instructor/Writing Consultant

Dáša studied a combined major in History and Women’s Studies in a PhD program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and received her PhD in 2011. From 2011 to 2014 she taught interdisciplinary history courses on gender, sexuality, social inequality and digital feminism at the Department of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara. Currently, she also teaches English and academic writing. Her research interests include modern history, comparative and global history, women’s history as well as history of medicine, anthropological history and online education. She has published articles in academic journals and has participated in conferences and workshops. In 2017, Lexington Books published her book Women as Essential Imaginary Citizens in the Czech National Movement focusing on the role of women in the Czech society in the first half of 19th century.

Veronika Quinn Novotná, PhD

Instructor/Writing Consultant

Veronika studied English and German philology and has a PhD in English Language. She has taught English and linguistic subjects at several institutes and departments, most recently at the Department of English Language and ELT Methodology, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University in Prague. She also specializes in teaching English to students with special needs (visual and hearing impairment). Her current research interests include World Englishes, pedagogical implications of ELF, language attitudes, linguistic identity and CLIL. She also works as a freelance teacher, teacher trainer and translator.

Mgr. et Mgr. Martin Sedláček

Instructor/Writing Consultant

Having graduated in the English Language and Linguistics and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Martin moved on to studying Japanese at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. He focused primarily on teaching adults and vocabulary acquisition. As a language instructor he specializes in one-on-one classes.

Martin is currently a PhD student at the Department of Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. The objective of his PhD thesis is a contrastive analysis of motion events in Czech, English and Japanese. His areas of interest are cognitive linguistics and construction grammar.