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Malgorzata Chalupnik

Teaching Associate in Linguistics and Professional Communication, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I was educated at the University of Essex (MA) and the University of Nottingham (PhD). During and after my doctoral studies, I worked on a number of funded research projects. This included working on two projects funded by the University's HERMES awards that enabled the establishment of a professional communication research and consultancy centre, Linguistic Profiling for Professionals. I worked also as Research Fellow on an ESRC-funded project titled Simulating Medical Talk, analysing healthcare communication.

I currently carry out research, teaching and research-informed training and consultancy work in the area of professional communication. Over the years, I have worked with a number of public, private and third sector organisations, applying findings of linguistics research to inform professional practice.

I am the Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) here at the University of Nottingham. My other academic administrative duties involve being the Programme Director for PGDip and PGCert in Professional Communication.

Expertise Summary

My areas of expertise include:

  • professional communication
  • discourse analysis
  • pragmatics
  • linguistic ethnography
  • sociolinguistics
  • language, gender and sexuality

Teaching Summary

I supervise PhD theses and MA dissertations in professional communication. I also convene a number of MA modules, including: Professional Communication at Work, Digital Communication in the… read more

Research Summary

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

Recent Publications

  • CHALUPNIK, M., CHRISTIE, C. and MULLANY, L., 2017. (Im)politeness and gender. In: CULPEPER, JONATHAN, HAUGH, MICHAEL and KÁDÁR, DÁNIEL Z., eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness Palgrave Macmillan. 517-538
  • CHALUPNIK, M., 2011. Realisation of requests and criticisms in Polish and British English Working with English.
  • CHALUPNIK, M. and ATKINS, S., “Everyone happy with what their role is?”: A pragmalinguistic evaluation of leadership practices in emergency medicine training Journal of Pragmatics. (In Press.)
  • CHALUPNIK, M. and ATKINS, S., Team interaction in healthcare settings: Leadership, rapport-building and clinical outcomes in ad hoc medical teams. In: ARCHER, D, GRAINGER, K. and JAGODZINSKI, P., eds., Politeness in Professional Settings John Benjamins Publishing. (In Press.)

I supervise PhD theses and MA dissertations in professional communication. I also convene a number of MA modules, including: Professional Communication at Work, Digital Communication in the Professions, Language Gender and Professional Communication, Intercultural Business Communication and Leadership Communication.

At undergraduate level, I teach and/or convene modules including: Language and Linguistics and Essentials of English (1st year), Language in Society (2nd year), and Language and Feminism and Discourses of Health and Work (final year).

Current Research

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'.

Past Research

I have been carrying out professional communication research for over 10 years now.

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. The projects were instrumental in establishing a professional communication research and consultancy centre, Linguistic Profiling for Professionals.

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.

My current research builds on this work carried out in the areas of professional and healthcare communication.

Future Research

In the future, I would like to explore the representation of professional practice in talk, and particularly narratives, and also in mediated contexts.

  • CHALUPNIK, M., CHRISTIE, C. and MULLANY, L., 2017. (Im)politeness and gender. In: CULPEPER, JONATHAN, HAUGH, MICHAEL and KÁDÁR, DÁNIEL Z., eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness Palgrave Macmillan. 517-538
  • CHALUPNIK, M., 2011. Realisation of requests and criticisms in Polish and British English Working with English.
  • CHALUPNIK, M. and ATKINS, S., “Everyone happy with what their role is?”: A pragmalinguistic evaluation of leadership practices in emergency medicine training Journal of Pragmatics. (In Press.)
  • CHALUPNIK, M. and ATKINS, S., Team interaction in healthcare settings: Leadership, rapport-building and clinical outcomes in ad hoc medical teams. In: ARCHER, D, GRAINGER, K. and JAGODZINSKI, P., eds., Politeness in Professional Settings John Benjamins Publishing. (In Press.)
  • ATKINS, S. and CHALUPNIK, M., Pragmatics: Leadership and team communication in emergency medicine training. In: BROOKES, G. and HUNT, D., eds., Analysing Health Communication: Discourse Approaches Palgrave Macmillan. (In Press.)
  • CHALUPNIK, M., Leadership and collaboration in workplace discourse: From field to application Palgrave Macmillan. (In Press.)
  • CHALUPNIK, M., Storied selves at work: Ownership and contexts of storytelling Narrative Inquiry. (In Press.)

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