I joined the University of Westminster in 2016, where I am a Senior Lecturer in English Language and teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in English Language and Linguistics.
I am a sociolinguist who conducts research in the field of language and gender, and I am particularly interested in language, gender and politics. My work has included research projects in the House of Commons and an ESRC funded project investigating gender, language and participation in the devolved political institutions of the UK. Recently, I have published research on mediatised political discourse (particularly televised political debates and political interviews), including analyses of the language of political leaders in the 2015 UK General Election. Currently I am writing a monograph entitled 'Women, Language and Politics' for Cambridge University Press.
Before my appointment at the University of Westminster, I was a Senior Lecturer in English Language at Middlesex University and Programme Leader for BA English Language and BA English Language and Literature (2006-2014). I have also worked as a lexicographer for Longman Dictionaries and worked on the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (3rd edition, 1995). My qualifications include a BA (Hons) English; MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL; and a PhD from the Institute of Education, University of London (2002).
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.