I am a Lecturer in English Language at the University Centre at Blackburn College (UCBC) and was formerly an Associate Lecturer in Linguistics at Liverpool Hope University. I have taught extensively at undergraduate level since 2007. My current teaching commitments involve the delivery of modules on the BA (Hons) English Language and BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology degree programmes at UCBC, both of which are validated and awarded by Lancaster University.
My research interests revolve specifically around three distinct domains: critical discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics and cognitive neuroscience. I am particularly interested in how cognitive linguistic approaches to critical discourse analysis can address problems posed in the philosophy of language in an empirical and scientifically viable manner. By extension I am also interested in social and cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology and theory of mind.