I am a Lecturer in English Language in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Aston University, UK. I am a researcher and educator in English language and linguistics, with a specialism in corpus linguistics. I sit on the committee of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group as Communications Officer, and I am convenor of the Aston Corpus Linguistics Research Group.
A lot of my work to date has focussed on the creation and analysis of spoken corpora: my monograph “Overcoming Challenges in Corpus Construction”, which describes my work on the creation of the spoken component of the British National Corpus 2014, was published by Routledge in 2020. I am currently conducting research which uses this and other spoken corpora to explore recent change in spoken grammar and discourse.
I offer linguistics consultancy on a freelance basis, regularly working with non-academic partners to apply linguistic research to industry challenges.
BA Hons Linguistics, Lancaster University, 2013
MA Language and Linguistics, Lancaster University, 2014
PhD Linguistics, Lancaster University, 2018