BA, MSc, PhD
My research interests lie in using a linguistic approach to examine perceptions surrounding social, cultural or political issues. In particular, I have been exploring health communications, human-animal relationships, animal ethics, and misinformation. My previous research has involved corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, health communications, history, human-animal studies, and the digital humanities.
My ORCiD research profile can be viewed here
I am currently working on the Horizon-funded project Hybrid Relics: Socially Embedding the Soul in Design. The project explores the evolving nature and meaning of relics and the ways in which such… read more
EMMA MCCLAUGHLIN, SARA VILAR-LLUCH, TAMSIN PARNELL, DAWN KNIGHT, ELENA NICHELE, SVENJA ADOLPHS, JÉRÉMIE CLOS and GIOVANNI SCHIAZZA, 2023. The reception of public health messages during the COVID-19 pandemic Applied Corpus Linguistics. 3(1),
VILAR-LLUCH, SARA, MCCLAUGHLIN, EMMA, KNIGHT, DAWN, ADOLPHS, SVENJA and NICHELE, ELENA, 2023. The language of vaccination campaigns during COVID-19 MEDICAL HUMANITIES.
I am currently working on the Horizon-funded project Hybrid Relics: Socially Embedding the Soul in Design. The project explores the evolving nature and meaning of relics and the ways in which such objects bring together meaning and memory, and can be representative of people, time, experience and place.
Recent publications (2023)
Invisible animals: understanding the contemporary status of donkeys in Britain. Anthrozoös. Full text.
Exploring the responses of smallscale poultry keepers to avian influenza regulations and guidance in the United Kingdom, with recommendations for improved biosecurity messaging. Heliyon. Full text.
The language of vaccination campaigns during COVID-19. Medical Humanities. Full text.
Previous projects undertaken at the University of Nottingham:
Coronavirus Discourses: Linguistic Evidence for Effective Health Messaging
Avian influenza (AI) in the United Kingdom: Developing an interdisciplinary network to explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices of backyard poultry keepers
Menstrual Health Discourses
Privacy Preserving Detection of Online Misinformation
Wild Swimming and Blue Spaces
Other previous projects include:
Leadership and Trust: Public Communication of COVID in Scotland (March-December 2020), Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, funded by The Scottish Funding Council
Donkey Discourse: Investigating public perceptions of donkeys in the UK, The Donkey Sanctuary, Devon
'People', 'Products', 'Pests' and 'Pets': The discursive representation of animals, Lancaster University and King's College London, funded by The Leverhulme Trust
I will shortly be joining colleagues in the Schools of Geography and Veterinary Medicine and Science on the project 'Communicating avian influenza-related guidance to small scale poultry keepers in the UK', a follow-on from 'Avian influenza (AI) in the United Kingdom'. A recent publication relating to the previous research can be found here: Exploring the responses of smallscale poultry keepers to avian influenza regulations and guidance in the United Kingdom, with recommendations for improved biosecurity messaging