Professor of Sociolinguistics. Director, Linguistic Profiling for Professionals, University of Nottingham, UK.
Professor Louise Mullany specialises in investigations of gender and language in professional settings in global contexts, including businesses, politics, healthcare and the mass media.
She is principal Investigator of the Language, Gender and Leadership Network, funded by the UK-based Arts and Humanities Research Council. She has published widely and book publications include Language, Gender and Feminism: Theory, Methodology and Practice, (with Sara Mills, Routledge) and Gendered Discourse in the Professional Workplace (Palgrave Macmillan). Forthcoming books include the edited collection Professional Communication: Consultancy, Advocacy, Activism and The Sociolinguistics of Gender in Public Life, both with Springer Palgrave.
She is Founder and Director of Linguistic Profiling for Professionals (LiPP), a research consultancy and business unit delivering linguistic communications analysis to public, private and third sectors, including charities and NGOs. One of the core strands of LiPP is engagement in research, consultancy and training in equality, diversity and inclusion. Professor Mullany has worked with various stakeholders and organisations to address a range of contemporary issues related to language and leadership in order to bring about organisational and social change. She has successfully delivered research-based consultancy and training to over 300 businesses and organisations, from SMEs through to large multinationals.
She is currently also Co-Investigator on an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant, investigating recruitment language and digital discrimination experienced by non-traditional groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (2018-2020). She has also received research funding from the European Regional Development Fund, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council, the British Academy and the UK’s Higher Education Innovation Fund. She has presented her professional communication research in a number of global locations including New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, China, Brazil, Argentina, Poland, Spain, Kenya and Uganda.