Ray Satchell, Director of the University of Sussex Centre for Language Studies (SCLS), has worked in the higher education and language training sectors of various countries, including Finland, Mozambique, Sweden, the Ukraine, and Vietnam. His employers have included British Airways, the British Council, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)and the Universities of Bristol, Helsinki, Stockholm and Tampere. He is the founding and former Chair of the Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland (AULC), and a former Vice-President of CERCLES. He has been the executive board representative for both LSP and EAP on the UK University Council for Modern Languages (UCML), the treasurer of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) and an advisory board member of the UK Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. He has also been the external advisor on Learning, Teaching and Portfolio reviews at the Universities of Aberdeen, Cork, Exeter, Warwick, the LSE and UCD.
Ray has been the Director of SCLS since September 2010. He moved to Sussex from the University of Bristol, where he had worked for over 21 years as the Director of the Language Centre, and an Associate Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies. During his time at Bristol, he was also the instigator and subsequent Head of the University International Foundation Programme.