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I came to Massey and New Zealand quite recently. I gained my PhD in the UK where I have also worked as a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics and English for Academic Purposes. Before entering academia I worked as an English teacher and before that in television news production.
My research interests include identity construction in mediated political discourse, representations of gendered identities in mass media texts, health communication, and online discourse communities.
Field of research codes
Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401): Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205): Discourse and Pragmatics (200403): Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) (200405): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Linguistics (200400): Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)
Critical Discourse Analysis
I have experience teaching sociolinguistics, pragmatics, language & gender and communication in organisational settings. I also have over a decade of experience as a language teacher, teaching general English and English for Academic Purposes in both Japan and the UK.