I hold an MA in Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Communication from the University of Essex and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. Throughout my doctoral studies, I conducted research into workplace communication and worked on two Linguistic Profiling projects funded by the University's HERMES awards. Working as Research Assistant, I investigated the communicative practices of business leaders working in a wide range of professional settings including public, private and third sector organisations.
After completing my PhD, I worked as Research Fellow on ESRC-funded project titled Simulating Medical Talk, analysing the way in which communication skills are assessed in healthcare settings.
I currently work as Teaching Associate in Linguistics and Professional Communication, carrying out research, teaching and research-informed training and consultancy work in the area of workplace communication. My research focuses on the interdependency between relational and transactional aspects of talk at work, drawing upon frameworks from pragmatics, linguistic ethnography and sociolinguistics.
My research interests include:
- workplace communication
- discourse analysis
- linguistic ethnography
- language, gender and sexuality
Apart from Masters dissertation and PhD thesis supervision, I am also teaching on a number of undergraduate modules in the School of English. These include:
Language and Context
Language in Society
Language and Feminism (module convener)
Discourses of Health and Work
My current research investigates how collaboration and leadership are performed in a range of organisational settings, including healthcare and business contexts. Based on this analysis, I aim to… read more
CHRISTIE, C., MULLANY, L. and CHALUPNIK, M., 2017. Gender and (im)politeness. In: CULPEPER, J. and HAUGH, M., eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness Palgrave Macmillan.
CHALUPNIK, M., 2011. Realisation of requests and criticisms in Polish and British English Working with English.
MULLANY, L. and CHALUPNIK M., Multiple constructions of leadership identities in narratives of vicarious experience Journal of Pragmatics. (In Press.)
My current research investigates how collaboration and leadership are performed in a range of organisational settings, including healthcare and business contexts. Based on this analysis, I aim to examine how different leadership styles affect workplace performance and the attainment of workplace tasks, simultaneously engaging critically with the concept of 'leadership'.
During the course of my doctoral studies, I worked on two University-funded projects on leadership communication. The Linguistic Profiling projects involved researching the communicative practices of business leaders working in a wide range of professional settings, including public, private and third sector organisations.
In 2016, I worked on an ESRC-funded project titled Simulating Medical Talk, investigating the communicative aspects of contemporary clinical examinations and the training of postgraduate doctors.