Dr Akis Kechagias is a Senior Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (HEA). He graduated with a first-class degree in Linguistics from the department of Philology, School of Philosophy at University of Ioannina. He completed his doctoral and master’s studies in University College London (UCL), Division of Psychology and Language Sciences with funding by the Hellenic Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and the Onassis Foundation. He has an extensive experience of teaching at various institutions across England (UCL, University of Westminster, Queen Mary—University of London, University of Hertfordshire) and he has held various external examiner roles for the British Open University and the University of Hertfordshire. For the last nine years up until September 2021—when he joined the Mediterranean College—he taught on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English Language, Linguistics and TESOL at the University of Salford, in Manchester, UK, programmes which he intermittently led, while he also developed new multi-disciplinary undergraduate programmes such as BSc (Hons) Psychology with English Language. Research-wise, Akis works within the broad context of Theoretical and Applied linguistics. His research revolves mostly around the structural properties of natural language and grammatical theory, the relation between different linguistic subsystems (particularly the syntax-morphology interface), as well as the relation between language structure and language-external systems such as cognition and information structure. He also has a keen interest in psycholinguistics (especially in the relation between linguistic knowledge and parsing), language acquisition (especially the acquisition of syntax and discourse functions in L1 and L2) and quantitative methods in Linguistics. Akis has successfully supervised PhD students working on various projects.Since June 2022 he is the Head of the School of Education at MC Athens.