Marianna is currently a Product Manager at the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) London, where she leads on product development for the B2B market. Prior to this, she worked as a Curriculum Development Manager at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London where she led on developing the online life-long learning offer. Marianna was an English as a Foreign Language Teacher (EFL) and English for Academic Purposes Lecturer (EAP) for more than 19 years. She is also an Educational Consultant, a Researcher, a Teacher Trainer, International English Language Testing System Examiner, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Author of academic articles and a book contributor. Her career has taken her across the globe where she has worked in Vietnam, Austria, Norway, Turkey and Italy. Marianna started her teaching journey at Berlitz, Poland training C-Suite mangers for companies like Cussons, Bosch and Volkswagen. She then moved to London and worked for various British Council Accredited Schools as a EFL Teacher. In 2009 she became an English for Academic Purposes Lecturer. As well as designing and delivering EAP modules, Marianna focused on Exploratory Practice research. Over the past 7 years, she has presented her project findings at a variety of international conferences and contributing articles to academic journals on the subject. Alongside her colleagues Marianna was awarded best British educational research and scholarly work in education by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Committee in 2016 for Exploratory Practice research work. Marianna shares her research journey in a book publication titled: ‘Exploratory Practice for Continuing Professional Development’ publish by Palgrave Macmillan.