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Lecturer in Linguistics, Manchester Metropolitan University

I am a Lecturer in Linguistics at Manchester Metropolitan University. My research explores the relationship between (digital) media, communication and culture. More specifically, I use a combination of corpus linguistics, critical discourse studies and cultural political economy to explore antagonistic contexts. In so doing, I seek to promote pluralism over authoritarianism for social development and cohesion.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University


  • 2020 
    Lancaster University, PhD in Applied Linguistics
  • 2020 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • 2017 
    Lancaster University, MRes in Applied Linguistics
  • 2015 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, BA (Hons) Linguistics


  • 2021
    "Ties That Bind": The continued conflation of sex, sexuality and gender., Journal of Language and Sexuality, 10(1). 63-70.
  • 2019
    "I am I": Self-constructed transgender identities in Internet-mediated forum communication., International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2019(256). 129-146.
  • 2018
    "I Wanna Be a Toy": Self-sexualisation in gender-variant Twitter users' biographies., Journal of Language and Sexuality , 7(2). 205-236.
  • 2018
    "Misery Business?": The contribution of corpus-driven critical discourse analysis to understanding gender-variant Twitter users' experiences of employment., puntOorg International Journal, 3(1/2). 25-50.