Recent teaching posts: Centre for English Language and British Studies, University of East Anglia, 1988-2002. School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, 2002 to present.
Further professional responsibilities: Member of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee Coordinator of SLAS Visiting Scholar Programmes Certified IELTS examiner since 2004. External Examiner for foundation courses at the University of Sussex since 2006. Member of the BALEAP Executive Committee since 2007
Special interests include phonology, degrees of formality and the use of metaphor.