Before joining the University of Birmingham in 2015, I studied in Hong Kong and at the University of Nottingham. In the CLiC Dickens project we develop and use methods to study the language of literary texts, particularly in Dickens’s and other 19th century fiction. My PhD research seeks to understand connections in discourse through a corpus linguistic approach. Specifically, I study how the concept of surveillance is represented in different types of texts.
I have been a member of the organising committees for two academic conferences (ICAME34 in Nottingham and CL2017 in Birmingham) and still attend both of these conference series. I am a member of the following professional societies: BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), BACS (British Association for Chinese Studies) and PALA (Poetics And Linguistics Association).