Professor in Sociolinguistics, Faculty of Arts
I have conducted research on professional communication with a range of national and multinational organisations for the past 20 years. I am the Founder and Director of Linguistic Profiling for Professionals, an innovative research-based consultancy and business unit based in the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics at The University of Nottingham: www.nottingham.ac.uk/lipp
I have expertise in corporate business communication and health communication, including global issues of equality, diversty and inclusion and have published extensively in these areas. Since 2003 I have worked on numerous initiatives with colleagues as part of the University's Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics. I have been the School's Director of Business and External Engagement since 2010. I have also worked with the Executive Education team of the University's Business School, delivering effective leadership communication courses as part of their High Performance Leadership Development programmes.
BA, MA, PhD Areas of expertise - business communication; health communication; sociolinguistics; discourse analysis; language and gender; equality, diversity and inclusion at work.
My main areas of research specialisation are sociolinguistics, discourse analysis asnd pragmatics. I am particularly interested in investigating professional communication and I have conducted… read more
My main areas of research specialisation are sociolinguistics, discourse analysis asnd pragmatics. I am particularly interested in investigating professional communication and I have conducted empirical research and consutlancies in a wide range of businesses, healthcare organsiations and media settings nationally and internationally. I am also an active research in the field of digital communication.
Click on the above 'Publications' tab for details of my book publications, journal articles and book chapter publications.
I am presently supervising PhD students in the areas of professional communication, workplace communication, language and gender studies, political discourse analysis, digital communication, media discourse and language and identities. I welcome PhD applications in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics.
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