About Me

Hamish McIlwraith MA, MSc, Dip TESOL

I am an international education specialist with 35 years of experience as a teacher, lecturer, trainer and consultant in China, the Indian subcontinent, Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East and Eastern & Central Europe. I advise a wide range of public and private educational institutions as well as government departments on education policy and its implementation. Up until recently, I was a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning where he developed an online English language testing service for the university’s vast range of online Masters postgraduate courses across the University’s three Colleges. I also supervised Masters’ students through their MSc TESOL dissertations.   

I founded McIlwraith Education in 2004, and has steadily built the company’s client-base to include the UNICEF, DFID, the British Council and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. I have written and edited five books on different themes on education including English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) and implementing language policies. I have also written two other books including an oral history of farming communities in Scotland. My main professional interests include English language testing, national language polices, project evaluation and military English.