Broadly speaking, my research interests are in:
- applied linguistics,
- corpus linguistics, especially methodology,
- language (in) education,
- LGBT inequalities.
Currently, I am focussing on creating opportunities for corpus methods to inform issues of language in mainstream UK education, working primarily with Professor Alice Deignan.
I also offer linguistics consultancy on a freelance basis.
I am part of the research team that was responsible for the compilation of the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 (Spoken BNC2014): a new, 10-million-word corpus of informal spoken English, which was made publicly available in 2017. My PhD thesis is a methodological account of the Spoken BNC2014’s construction. This will be published as a monograph in 2020 as part of Routledge’s Advances in Corpus Linguistics series.
BA Hons Linguistics, Lancaster University, 2013
MA Language and Linguistics, Lancaster University, 2014
PhD Linguistics, Lancaster University, 2018