I have a PhD in sociolinguistics, from Lancaster University, and a monograph 'Second Generation South Asian Britons: Multilingualism, Heritage Languages, and Diasporic Identities' published with Lexington Press.
I am also the author of novels 'The Bureau of Second Chances' (Polygon Birlinn) which won the Writers' Guild Award for Best First Novel, and 'The Inheritance' (Poygon Birlinn). 'The Wild Wind' will be published in June 2019.
I teach in the University Language Centre, part of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. I teach mainly Academic Writing and English for Academic Purposes, but I also lead a module, Language and Identity in Mulitcultural Spaces, on the MA in Intercultural Communication.
I have a Master's in Education from the Open University, and a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales.