I am Director of Postgraduate Research and Postgraduate Research Admissions Tutor for the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Linguistics and the Learner Corpus Association.
I am currently serving as a co-editor of the Cambridge University Press journal English Today.
I am a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research and the International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching.
I am a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College.
I am a peer reviewer for the journals Applied Linguistics, Corpora, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Journal of Second Language Writing, ReCALL and Text and Talk, and for the book publishers John Benjamins, Bloomsbury, Continuum, Palgrave Macmillan, Peter Lang, Pearson Longman, Routledge and Wiley-Blackwell. I have also served on the programme and scientific committees of numerous international conferences in my field.
I am currently serving as External Examiner for two universities, one in the UK and one in Greece.
I have acted as External Examiner for PhD candidates at the universities of Essex, Lancaster, León, Málaga and Nottingham.
I have represented the University of Birmingham at conferences and on invited visits to universities and other institutions in Belgium, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the UK.