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I am currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Languages, Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University where my main role is programme leader for the MA in Applied Linguistics which started in September 2012. In addition to running the programme, I teach on the Sociolinguistics, Principles of language and linguistics, and Research methods units. My other main area of teaching is on the final year undergraduate Language Variation unit.

Prior to MMU I worked at the University of Manchester, where I taught on various undergraduate Linguistics and English Language courses, as well as the MA TESOL and MA Educational Technology and TESOL courses in the School of Education. Before this I was an EFL teacher and teacher trainer.