My work and teaching often crosses the boundaries between English Language and Criminology, focusing on the use of language to express, maintain and reinforce (capitalist) power structures, using corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis and critical stylistics to examine this language.
I completed my PhD in English Language at the University of Leeds in 2017. I analysed the portrayal of corporate fraud by British newspapers, using corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis to do so.
I have recently worked as a research assistant on a PaCCS-funded project examining representations of human trafficking in British newspapers.
I also hold an MSc in Criminology from the University of Leicester and am a co-founder of the Poetics and Linguistics Association Special Interest Group on Crime Writing.