Nigel Downey is currently the Director of the Office for Language Assessment (OLA) at the Hellenic American University. He holds an M.A. in TESOL from St. Michaels College, Vermont, USA, and holds the RSA Diploma (now called DELTA). His Ph.D. research is in the field of English-language listening comprehension. He has been in the TESOL profession in Greece for over twenty-five years as a teacher and teacher trainer, and has taught M.A. courses in the US and Greece. Since 2004, he has also been working in the field of language assessment at the Hellenic American University.
Nigel has written and collaborated on a number of books and articles in language teaching and testing, and has served on the Board of TESOL Greece as Secretary General and Treasurer, and the Board of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) as Treasurer. He has taught courses for the M.A. in Applied Linguistics at the Hellenic American University on Listening and Speaking, Methodology and Language Assessment.