Dr Filippo Nereo - personal details
I studied French, German and General Linguistics at the Universities of Geneva and York. As a DAAD scholarship holder, I then completed a Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language as well as postgraduate studies in English and German Philology at the University of Regensburg. For my dissertation, a diachronic study of the phonology of an isolated German dialect in Moravia, I was awarded the Förderpreis für Wissenschaft by the Sudetendeutsche Landsmannschaft. After a stint at the University of Warsaw studying Polish language and culture, I submitted my PhD to the University of Manchester. The thesis investigated the last generation of a German community in Eastern Europe divided by the post-war population movements. I am a Fellow of the HEA and a Practitioner in Prince2 project management. I have worked as administrative officer at the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, a research assistant at the Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim and University of Regensburg, and have taught at the University of Regensburg, University of Salford, the Goethe Institut in Manchester, and, as a Visiting Scholar, at the Leibniz University of Hanover. Until the end of 2011 I was Lecturer in German Linguistics at the University of Manchester, with administrative responsibility for examinations in German Studies and Russian and East European Studies, as well as elearning at School level. I have received research grants from the AHRC, DAAD, and Adalbert Stifter Verein, and led a number of teaching projects with TQEF and TESS funding. In 2010 I received the Prize for Pedagogical Excellence from the History Subject Centre. I am currently the Discipline Lead for Languages at the Higher Education Academy.