Mina Patel is a researcher with the Assessment Research Group at the British Council and co-author of The Future of English: Global Perspectives. Her background is in English language teaching and training. She has worked in the UK, Greece, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia as a teacher, trainer, materials developer and ELT projects manager and has extensive experience working with ministries of education in East Asia. Mina has presented at numerous national and international conferences on ELT-related matters. Her academic interests lie in the area of English language testing and assessment and more specifically in language assessment literacy and the impact of testing and assessment. She is currently a PhD student with the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.