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Post-doctoral researcher in linguistics, Lancaster University

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the ESRC funded Corpus Approaches to Social Science Centre (CASS), based at Lancaster University, UK. My background is in the disciplines of linguistics and psychology, and I specialize in establishing patterns in extremist online language, particularly in relation to counter-terrorism.

Previously, I have adopted similar methods to explore discourses of nationality in the Scottish Independence debate, and relations between the English and Scottish rebels in the 17th Century press.


  • 2015–present
    Researcher, Lancaster University
  • 2013–2014
    Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire
  • 2010–2013
    PhD Researcher, Lancaster University
  • 2013–2013
    Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
  • 2009–2010
    Research Associate, Lancaster University
  • 2008–2008
    Research Assistant, Lancaster University