Sian Alsop


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    Dr. Siân Alsop is Research Fellow in the Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment, focusing on equity and attainment in HE. She is currently developing a large corpus of texts to investigate the relationship between written feedback, attainment and ethnicity. Siân was previously a Lecturer in Academic Writing and has worked as Research Assistant on a number of projects relating to academic discourse, including the development of the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus. She was awarded a PhD by Coventry University in 2015 for her work on the pragmatic annotation of the Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC).

    Research Interests

    education, attainment, equity, corpus linguistics, academic writing, language of lectures, data visualisation, computational methods

    Vision Statement

    As a sector, we know that not all students have equal opportunity to succeed in their academic careers, which poses a problem for our students, for academic institutions, and for wider society. I work with large bodies of language data to understand attainment disparities among different groups of students. Through my research I want to contribute to our knowledge of the nature of these disparities, and to find effective ways to address them. 


    External positions

    Assistant Professor (adjunct), University of Luxembourg

    1 Sept 20161 Sept 2019


    • PE English
    • Corpus Linguistics
    • Academic Writing
    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • Assessment
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