I joined the department in 2023 from the University of York, where I worked as a Research Associate in Language Education (2022-2023) and a Learning Resource Developer (2019-2022). Alongside these roles, I held a part-time position as a Research Assistant in Language Education at the University of Leeds (2021-2023).
Before coming to England, I worked at the University of Glasgow (2015-2020), where I also held a College of Arts Scholarship to fund my PhD in English Language and Linguistics. My thesis entitled ‘Making and evaluating topic word lists for intermediate learners of English and German: A corpus and cognitive semantic approach’ was supervised by Professor Wendy Anderson, Professor Sheila Dickson, and Dr Barbara Burns and examined by Dr Dana Gablasova and Professor Tom Bartlett. I graduated in 2022.
I was awarded a Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursary to study for my master’s degree in Translating and Conference Interpreting (Heriot-Watt University, 2012-2013), for which I received the prize for best overall performance. My dissertation, supervised by Dr Marion Winters, focussed on the translation of animal imagery in Wie Es Euch Gefällt (As You Like It). I completed my undergraduate MA in French and German at the University of Glasgow in 2012 and was awarded the Agnes Smith Memorial Medal for the most distinguished student of German.
I have also worked as a Native Language Teacher (University of Nice, 2013-2015) and as External Examiner for German (University of Salford, 2018-2022).