Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, Aston University

My research specializes in language, gender and leadership in educational, business and professional contexts. The source of inspiration was an ESRC research project entitled ‘Leadership Talk and Gender in Senior Management Business Meetings in the UK’, (2012). I have published four monographs: Speaking as Women Leaders: Meetings in Middle Eastern and Western Contexts (2016) co-authored with Haleema Ebrahim; Double-Voicing at Work (2014); The Language of Female Leadership (2010), and Positioning Gender in Discourse: A Feminist Methodology (2003), all with Palgrave Macmillan. My research regularly features in the media including the BBC2 series, Women at the Top and BBC Radio programmes such as Woman’s Hour and Business Daily. I am currently working on two projects: a monograph: Women Leaders and Gender Stereotyping in the News Media (Palgrave Macmillan); and editor of The Routledge Handbook of Gender, Language and Sexuality.

Experience

  • –present
    Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, Aston University