I hold a PhD in computational lexicography, for my thesis titled, “A lexicographic approach to profiling nomenclature usage in the biodiversity literature”. Through the research project I explored the possibility of using lexicographic techniques to profile lexical variation in the context of terminology usage across different texts and domains, with a focus on the biodiversity literature. I have the seeds of an idea to develop this methodology to apply to the field of human rights for accountability and compliance purposes.
I am currently working with the Concept Analytics Lab at the University of Sussex. Our work seeks to combine the benefits of innovative computer-driven analysis with more traditional corpus analysis and close reading. Our projects seek to gain insight into language theory and use as well as a window into human perception, helping to gain insight into themes such as recycling and health for policy-makers, industry and other stakeholders.
Through my research I have developed corpus linguistic techniques and expertise that could be useful for budding social science and linguist researchers, as well as translators in their work. I also have skills in terminology identification and standardisation. If you are interested in any of these services, please contact me.