I joined the University of Wolverhampton in 1998 and lecture in English Language and Linguistic studies. Before taking up my post at Wolverhampton, I taught for many years as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and lecturer in English for Academic Purposes, working in the West Midlands area and, before that, in the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies at Ancona University, Italy. I also worked for a period as a freelance lexicographer on the COBUILD project.
At undergraduate level, I teach modules in lexis and grammar, stylistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. I also teach a post-graduate module in corpus linguistics. My specialist area is corpus-assisted discourse studies. I am happy to supervise PhD projects in corpus linguistics and discourse analysis.