I joined Liverpool as lecturer in English Language, in September 2012. Before that I held research and teachings posts in a number of other Universities, including Lancaster University, where I obtained my PhD and the University of Manchester.
My main research interests lie in the areas of Interactional Sociolinguistics and (Critical) Discourse Analysis. My work examines the relationship between linguistic features of talk and their local, situational and socio-cultural contexts of occurrence. In particular, it is concerned with how people construct their identities and stance through a range of linguistic features in different discourse genres, including conversational and interview talk. My office hour for semester 2 is Thursday 2-3pm. or by appointment.