Professional Activities

  • Organization of two interdisciplinary School Research and Engagement Seminars
  • Funding award by the Association for the Study of Medical Education for a collaborative project with MED colleagues (Dr Mary Jane Platt, Dr Charlotte Salter and Dr Pauline Bryant)
  • Member of Scientific Committee for conferences:

            Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads 2 and 3 UEA

            International Conference on Online Journalism, Brussels

            11th European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Conference, Istanbul

  • Member of the BAAL Special Interest Group in Health and Science Communication
  • Review of other scholars’ work requested and undertaken: Articles for the following international journals: Communication and Medicine; Journalism; International Journal for Applied Linguistics; Text and Talk; Languages in Contrast; Discourse, Context and Media; Recherches en Communication; Intercultural Pragmatics; Medical Education; Pragmatics and Society. Book proposal for Emerald

External Activities

  • Providing an educational service to the local community by overseeing the evening class language programme and organising bespoke language courses for members of the public and local companies. (2001-2014)

  • Contributing (workshop and general support) to the two Norwich City of Interculture events in the Forum in Norwich, organized by LCS (2011 and 2013)

  • Engaging formally with local patient groups (Public and Patient Involvement in Research groups) to elicit views in support of the drafting of research projects relating to empathy and patient care. (2013 and 2014)
  • Eliciting support from Research Director of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust and from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch to support the drafting a research project aimed at optimising ambulance service providers’ communication practice (2014-2016).
  • Engaging with Norfolk Constabulary to: a) gain feedback on police interview practice to inform my research and impact activities and b) obtain access to 999 call recordings for analysis and development of targeted communication training for 999 call handlers (ongoing).
  • Engaging with College of Policing to get support for the research outlined above (2017)


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