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 was part of the research team that compiled 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 January 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