Ian Cheffy, Ph.D.

Senior Literacy and Education Consultant


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Lancaster University, 2008
  • M.A., Aspects of Christian Missiology, All Nations Christian College, 1996
  • M.A., Modern History and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, 1974

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Senior Tutor, SIL European Training Programme, UK Campus, 2008–

Other professional experience and service

  • International Literacy and Education Consultant, 2008–2011
  • Literacy Coordinator, SIL European Training Programme, UK Campus, 2001–2004
  • Regional Representative, Maroua, SIL Cameroon Branch, 1996–1999
  • Literacy specialist, Limbum project, SIL Cameroon Branch, 1989–1996

Professional memberships

  • British Association for International and Comparative Education, 2013–
  • British Association for Applied Linguistics, 2004–
  • Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, 2004–
  • British Association for Literacy in Development, 2001–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 3+

Research interests

  • Literacy in development
  • Adult basic education
  • Literacy as social practice
  • Minority language development
  • Endangered languages
  • Multilingual and multicultural education
European Training Programme, UK Campus
Horsleys Green
High Wycombe HP14 3XL
United Kingdom