My interests lie in linguistic analysis of discourses of migration, particularly that of lifestyle-led forms of migration. My most recent publications relate to my study of representations of the self and other within the context of British migration to France, specifically the Ariège département of the Midi-Pyrenees/Occitanie. This has been published as a Palgrave Pivot book: 'Identity, Ideology and Positioning in Discourses of Lifestyle Migration: The British in the Ariège'.
The study integrated data from a corpus of British media articles, an online forum and qualitative interviews. It identified common positioning strategies to demonstrate links between local identity construction and wider ideological themes relating to British migrant behaviour.