Key Research Interests and Expertise

My main research interests are in the fields of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), corpus linguistics, English for academic purposes (EAP), teacher education, and academic/pedagogical discourse analysis.  These research interests are reflected on the Language in Education Research Group, which I have created and have been leading at UEA.

I have secured nearly £400k from prestigious funders (e.g. British Academy, British Council) for projects in which I was the PI, and even more for projects in which I was a co-investigator.  I am experienced in working with colleagues in large interdisciplinary teams, contributing with my expertise in language and discourse analysis to projects in areas such as Architecture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences.  I have also successfully supported early-career researchers in securing funding for research under my supervision.

My contribution to the field includes (i) publications in international journals and edited books as well as (ii) academic reviews of journal paper submissions and book manuscripts.  With regard to the former, one of my books – Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics – has had a Chinese issue commissioned by one of the main publishers in Applied Linguistics in that country.  In relation to the latter, I am an editorial board member of, for instance, Corpus Pragmatics and the Brazilian Journal of Applied Linguistics, and I have peer reviewed submissions to several international journals (e.g. System, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, The Curriculum Journal).  I have also been invited to evaluate book proposals and full manuscripts by well-known publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Routledge and Wiley Blackwell.

I have supervised both PhD students and early-career researchers to successful completion, and I have supported numerous colleagues with their academic writing over the years.  I would welcome applications for supervision in any of my areas of expertise.

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