Joe O’Hagan

Joe O’Hagan
Assistant Director of Studies

I'm the Assistant Director of Studies and I've been teaching English at International House Bristol for over 12 years now. Before that I was a secondary school English teacher in the UK and The Gambia and I also spent a year living and learning French in Paris, so I can remember what it feels like learning a language abroad.

I work closely with Pete (the Principal and DOS) to make sure students are getting the most out of their time in Bristol, inside and outside the classroom. I also train new and experienced teachers from other schools and I’m responsible for developing our teaching team here.

When I’m not working, running or walking in the hills, I love singing in two awesome Bristol community choirs. So when you come to IH Bristol, let me know if you want to sing something in English!

Meet our staff

Agnieszka Władimirow
Teacher of Polish
Ali Bougatef
Teacher of Arabic
Amanda Richardson
IELTS Administrator
Antje Hoffmann
Teacher of German
Antonella Abatilli
Teacher of Spanish
Belén Lajarin
Teacher of Spanish
Catherine Cinca-Edwards
IELTS Administrator
Charlie Marshall
Teacher of English
Crystal Cheng
Teacher of Mandarin
Dr Val Hennessy
Director
Eleanor West
Teacher of Welsh
Gina Robinson
Teacher of English
Irene Ottonello
Teacher of Italian
Joe O’Hagan
Assistant Director of Studies
Joyce Zhou
Teacher of Mandarin Chinese
Kei Yamauchi Forsythe
Teacher of Japanese
Liliya Sadek
Teacher of Russian
Liz Bowden
Senior Teacher & Teacher Trainer
Lucy Picher-Regaire
Teacher of French
Magali Vidal
Teacher of French
Marcel Jansen
Director
Marina Ossovskaya
Center Exams Manager & Office Co-ordinator
Mark Stephens
Sales and Marketing Manager
Maurizio Capone
Teacher of Italian
Mireya Sevillano
Teacher of Spanish
Helen Herrera
Teacher of Portuguese
Nicky Yeeles
Teacher of English
Pete Gibson
Principal and Director of Studies
Richard Clare
Social Programme & Buildings Coordinator
Sally German
Senior teacher
Shaun Duncan
Accommodation and Welfare Officer
Stef Ficuciello
Office Coordinator
Stefanie Weller
Teacher of German
Véronique Morgan
Book-keeper
Yaelle Hartley
Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator
Yuri Takemura
Teacher of Japanese