Dr. Ayesha Bashiruddin is an Assistant Professor at the Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) with a wide experience of teaching ESL to adult students. She has a master in English from the University of Peshawar and a master in Applied Linguistics from the University of Durhum, UK. She obtained her Ph.D. from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). In her current capacity, Ayesha has been actively engaged in conceptualizing, developing and teaching different courses offered in M.Ed. PhD. and other professional development programmes offered at the university. She is currently chair of the Academic Review Committee at AKU-IED. She is a recipient of many awards and merit scholarships. She has recently been awarded the Aga Khan University award of Outstanding Teacher for sustained excellence in scholarship of discovery in 2009 and an award of Outstanding Teacher for sustained excellence in application in 2011. Her research interests are in English Language Education, teacher learning, qualitative research methods including autobiographical research (self-study research, narrative inquiry and arts-based research). She is currently chair of the Research and Policy Studies Advisory Committee at AKU-IED. Dr. Bashiruddin has presented papers in International and National conference in Teacher Education and English Language Teaching. She is currently engaged in exploring how changing contexts in influence the learning and teaching. Her most recent academic publications include: Teacher Education in Pakistan: Learning from Research Partnerships (Edited Book); Becoming a teacher in the developing world (Edited Book); Exploring English-language teachers’ professional development in developing countries; Identity construction: a narrative inquiry of teachers of English
in Pakistan; Auto/biographical Research in the South: a lived experience; Teaching development of two teachers of English in Pakistan.