Kay O’Halloran

My research area is multimodal analysis, involving the study of the interaction of language with other resources (e.g., images, sound, gesture, movement, 3-D objects, and space) in texts, interactions and events. In particular, I am interested in the development of new digital tools and techniques for multimodal analysis and mixed methods approaches for the analysis of large multimodal data sets. Also, I am interested in exploring the impact of digital media on individuals, communities and society, and the development of new approaches to explainable artificial intelligence. Current research projects include the Re-Liv-E (Events Research Project), ‘COVID-19: Being Alone Together: Developing Fake News Immunity’ in collaboration with Elena Musi (University of Liverpool), Simeon Yates (University of Liverpool), Elinor Carmi (University of Liverpool) and Chris Reed (University of Dundee), as well as ‘Multimodal Rhetoric in Online Media Communication’ in collaboration with John Bateman (Bremen University, Germany) and Mehul Bhatt (Örebro University, Sweden).