Dr Jim McKinley is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at University College London. He has taught in higher education in the UK, Japan, Australia, and Uganda, as well as US schools. His research targets implications of globalization for L2 writing, language education, and higher education studies, particularly the teaching-research nexus. Jim is co-author and co-editor of several books on research methods in applied linguistics. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal System, and a co-Editor of the Cambridge Elements series Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press).