Tim Falla graduated from Oxford University with a BA Honours degree in Modern Languages. He took a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in English for Speakers of Other Languages at London University and taught in Japan, the UK, Spain, and Saudi Arabia.

From 1988 until 1992 he was an editor in the ELT Division of Oxford University Press. Since then he has worked as a freelance author.

His recent publications with Oxford University Press include Solutions, FCE Result, Spotlight, Aim High, Bright Lights and Flashlight, (all with Paul A Davies), Steps in English (with Paul A Davies, Sylvia Wheeldon and Paul Shipton), Switch (with Paul A Davies and Robert Quinn), Get Ahead (with Paul A Davies, Sylvia Wheeldon and Robert Quinn), Headway Beginner Workbook and Headway Advanced Workbook.