PhD Linguistics

Queen Mary University of London, 2016-2020

Thesis: "Talking beyond the binary: queer and genderqueer speech"
Thesis supervisors: Dr Erez Levon and Professor Devyani Sharma

PGCert Diversity Management

University of Bradford, 2016 (merit)

Modules: Cross-cultural Communication in a Contemporary Global Context (65); Navigating the Dynamics of Diversity and Power (69)

MA Sociolinguistics

University of York, 2013-2015 (distinction)

Thesis: "Sexual orientation, phonetic variation and the roots and accuracy of perception in the speech of Northern England English-speaking men"
Thesis supervisors: Professor Paul Kerswill and Dr Andrew Euan MacFarlane

Modules: Language Variation and Change (80); Phonetics and Phonology (64); Phonological Variation and Change (66); Quantitative Methods (82); Research Training Seminar; Syntax (70); Topics in Language Variation and Change (65); Dissertation in Linguistics (77)

BA Film and Television Production

York St John University, 2009-2012 (2:1)

Thesis: "A study into the representation of gay males in Glee and The Wire, looking at how stereotypes affect audience reception"
Thesis supervisor: Celine Kingman


Before higher education

Ilkley Grammar School, 2002-2009 (not a real grammar school!)

A Level: Media (B); Psychology (B); English Language and Literature (C)
AS Level: General Studies (D); Spanish (D)
GCSE: Maths (A*); English Language (B); Science (BB); Food Technology (B); English Literature (C); History (C); ICT (CC); Spanish (C)

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