- Discourse Analysis
- Systemic Functional Linguistics
- Corpus Linguistics
- Academic Literacies
- Spoken Discourse Analysis
- Cultures of Learning and ESL
- Computer-assisted Language Learning
I was the projector co-ordinator at Oxford Brookes for the ESRC-funded project which created the BAWE corpus of British Academic Written English. The project was in collaboration with Dr Hilary Nesi and Dr Sheena Gardner at University of Warwick (lead) and Paul Thompson at the Unievrsity of Reading. The project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (2004 - 2007 project number RES-000-23-0800).