Paula holds an MA in TESOL for Young Learners and a PhD in Education from the University of Leeds. She has taught at school level and in INSETT programmes. Currently, Paula is the national academic coordinator of the English Opens Doors Programme at the Ministry of Education in Chile. Her research interests include young learners, teacher education, professional development and teacher-research. She is the co-founder of RICELT, the first Chilean network of researchers in ELT. She has been mentoring teacher-research on the Champion Teachers project and the APTIS Action Research Award Scheme funded by the British Council.