About me

I completed a PhD in Linguistics and English Language from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. My thesis considered the sociophonology of rhoticity and r-sandhi in East Lancashire. More information is available on my PhD page.

After submitting my thesis, I spent six months working as a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Aberdeen on the Fisherspeak project, which investigated lexical attrition in Scottish fishing communities.

I have taught at the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and York: more details are on my teaching page.

I am currently working as a Research Associate at the University of Manchester on the Leverhulme-funded project Regional Identity and the Indexical Field.

From September 2012 I will be working as a Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen, focusing on phonetics and phonology.

Before I returned to postgraduate study, I worked as a teacher of English at Dallam School in Cumbria for five years. I think that the teaching experience I gained as a secondary school teacher is useful for university teaching too!