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Prior to moving into academia, I worked as an EFL and EAP teacher in Russia, China, the UK and Turkey, where I became increasingly interested in Corpus Linguistics, eventually moving to the University of Birmingham to complete my PhD, ‘Modality and the V wh’ pattern. I have now been working as a Lecturer in Academic English at Coventry for over 4 years. I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students on the MA in ELT and AL course. I also co-supervise two PhD students who are working in the area of Corpus Linguistics approaches to student EAP genres.

My main research interests are applications of and approaches to Corpus Linguistics, in particular in EAP but in other areas too. I have published in the areas of Corpus Linguistics, Corpus Stylistics and EAP, including in academic writing.  


  • I am involved in project investigating the use and translation of Nadsat in Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange with Dr Jim Clarke and Prof Patrick Corness at Coventry University as well as Dr Gabriela Saldanha and Dr Sofia Malamatidou at the University of Birmingham. Project site is here
  • I am also involved in project with Aleksandar Trklja (University of Birmingham) investigating hedging in the BAWE Corpus. We presented our initial work at Discourse and Corpora conference, Siena July 2016.
  • I am working with Hilary Nesi and Daniel Quinn on developing hyperlinks which can help those providing feedback to students in HE to guide students to more appropriate usage - see here
  • With Andrew Preshous I have been developing screencasts aimed at international students to help them with common written errors. 
  • I am currently investigating the expression of obligation in the BAWE Corpus.

Research Interests

Translation; Modal meaning; Corpus Linguistics; Vocabulary learning; English for Academic Purposes


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