The staff in the department teach throughout the undergraduate and masters programmes. We are all actively engaged in research and supervise research students at all levels.

Dr Federica Barbieri University profile pagebarbieri

Federica specializes in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics and classroom discourse. She is also our Assessment officer.

Prof Tess Fitzpatrick University profile page

Tess is interested in vocabulary acquisition and processing, second language learning, language learning and assessment, and applying lexical research methods to novel contexts.

Professor Nuria Lorenzo-DusProf Nuria Lorenzo-Dus University profile page

Nuria is a researcher in applied linguistics, focusing on areas such as discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, multimodality, and digital influence and manipulation.

About me – Vivienne RogersDr Vivienne Rogers University profile page
Vivienne’s research interests fall into two areas: psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. She is also the head of our Language Research Centre (LRC).

tschichold2Dr Cornelia Tschichold University profile page

Cornelia’s current research interests include the acquisition of vocabulary and phraseology and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). She is also our undergraduate degree programme director

Dr Jill Boggs  University profile page

Jill’s area of expertise includes second language learning and teaching, second language writing and corrective feedback in applied linguistics. She is also our MA programme director and study abroad co-ordinator.

Mr Neal Evans
Neal Evans currently works in both the Applied Linguistics department and English Language Training Services and teaches on the TEFL/TESOL strand embedded in our degree programmes. He is also a CELTA trainer.

Dr Alexia Bowler: University Profile Page

Alexia’s research interests lie in film genre, language, gender and the media, feminism and post-feminism, women in film and adaptation.  She is head of the Applied Linguistics subject area as well as our employability lead.


Dr Chris Shei University profile page

Chris teaches linguistics and translation studies with particular interest in the use of computer and web resources for linguistic research, language education and translating. He is responsible for the MA in Chinese Translation and Teaching programme.

Benjamin A. Jones 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Ben_A_Jones) / TwitterDr Benjamin A. Jones: University profile page

Ben’s research interests include dialectology and the Welsh English dialect as well as stylistics and discourse analysis. He is also our undergraduate admissions officer, outreach organiser and social media coordinator (blog, Twitter and Instagram).

img_8576Dr Xuehong Stella He: University profile page

Stella’s research interests are instructed second language acquisition, second language vocabulary teaching and learning and English and Chinese as second/foreign languages. She is our LRC seminar series coordinator.

Mr Steve Morris

Mr Steve Morris University Profile page
Steve’s teaching and research focus has been on Applied Linguistics and the Welsh language, primarily in the fields of sociolinguistics, language planning, language acquisition and linguistics. Steve is our honorary research fellow in the subject area having taught in Applied Linguistics for many years.