At the broadest level, my research is concerned with the cognitive and cultural factors that inform how human beings think about, create and communicate representations. In this regard, it cuts across both the humanities and the social sciences. Methodologically, I am very interested in how quantitative and experimental methods can be applied to qualitative cultural and linguistic data (and particularly to 'big' data). To date, I have published on a wide variety of subjects, including experimental psychology, literary studies, anthropology, cultural studies, mythology, social media and linguistics.
I have graduate degrees in discourse linguistics, literary studies and philosophy; I have also held competitively awarded fellowships in the form of a Junior Research Fellowship (Linacre College, Oxford), a Marie Curie Fellowship (Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford), and a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Fellowship (Brunel University London).
Wellcome Trust Fellow in the Medical Humanities, Centre for Culture and Evolution / Department of Arts & Humanities
Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University
Research Associate, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Research Associate , Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
Junior Research Fellow, Linacre College, University of Oxford
Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Lecturer, School of English, University College Cork
Lecturer, School of Languages, Literature, Culture & Communication, University of Limerick
University College Cork, Ireland, PhD (Discourse Linguistics)
Grants and Contracts
Wellcome Trust Fellowship in the Medical Humanities
Junior Research Fellowship
Linacre College, University of Oxford
Marie Curie Fellowship, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford