Research Grants

External grant

  • 2018: Visiting Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Post-doctoral Fellowship (Short-Term). ‘Updating AntConc for spoken and educational language data’, Waseda University (£8,363).

Internal grants

  • 2022: Principal Investigator, Engaging the public: local government organisations’ communications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aston Research & Knowledge Exchange Pump Priming Fund, Aston University (£10,453.80).
  • 2021-2022: Principal Investigator, Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) Seed-corn and network funds programme. ‘Evaluating human and automated transcripts of speech recordings: implications for forensic linguistics’, Aston University (£6,000).
  • 2020: Co-Investigator, Aston University Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture research fund. ‘Comparing media discourses of COVID-19 and HIV’, Aston University (£800).

Funded academic events

  • 2021: Co-organiser, Aston Centre for Applied Linguistics (ACAL) research fund. ‘Aston Corpus Linguistics Symposium’, Aston University (£300).
  • 2021: Lead organiser, BAAL/Cambridge University Press seminar. ‘Corpora in Applied Linguistics: Broadening the Agenda‘, Aston University (£1,500).

Roles on funded research projects

  • 2021-2023: Project advisor, Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education: ‘Internationalizing Master Programmes in Agriculture via English Medium Instruction (IMPROVE_AGRO)’, Freiburg University of Education, Germany (PI: Matthias Hutz).
  • 2018-2020: Research assistant, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): ‘The linguistic challenges of the transition from primary to secondary school‘, University of Leeds, UK (PI: Alice Deignan).
  • 2013-2017: PhD researcher, Economic and Social Research Council & Cambridge University Press: ‘The Spoken British National Corpus 2014‘, Lancaster University, UK (PIs: Tony McEnery & Claire Dembry).


  • 2013-2017: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarship, MA & PhD (1+3), Lancaster University (£72,554).