I am currently Visiting Research Fellow at the Open University, where I do research on Discourse Analysis, Language and Linguistics, and Applied Linguistics. In particular, I am involved in the analysis of qualitative interviews on SME environmental engagement, including the study and analysis of discourse in order to elicit interviewees embodied self-identity with respect to nature and sustainability. I am also involved in the analysis of other data sets, such SME managers’ experience of nature and how this relates to environmental management practices. More widely, my research interests include, amongst others, pragmatics, semantics, translation and intercultural communication.
I have taught Language and Linguistics at a number of universities, including the Universities of Liverpool, Portsmouth, and Greenwich. I have been involved in a wide range of leadership and management roles, including Director of Humanities Programmes, Director of MA Programmes, Director of Studies, and Head of Section. I have published widely in the broad area of linguistics, including six research monographs, and numerous articles in internationally refereed journals, such as Language Sciences, Journal of Pragmatics, and Second Language Research.