A view of singleton campus including singleton park and the beach, with the sea stretching into the horizon.

Dr Alex Lovell

Senior Lecturer, Cymraeg

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606942

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - 158
First Floor
Talbot Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Alex joined the teaching staff of the Department of Welsh in 2017 after seven years of studying in the department as an undergraduate and postgraduate student. He completed a BA degree in Welsh in 2014 and then a PhD in Welsh in 2019. His PhD thesis explored how best can the successful delivery of Welsh as a second language in the context of English-medium secondary schools be supported.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Welsh Second Language education
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language and education policy planning in Wales
  • Second language testing and assessment
  • Bilingualism and bilingual education

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Alex is mainly responsible for delivering language modules for students on the Welsh second language pathway, but he also coordinates and contributes to a number modules in the fields of education and applied linguistics.