about me

Speaking shot - Skepticamp 2018I’m a doctoral candidate in Linguistics at Monash University.  I also teach linguistics and academic skills at Monash.

My research looks at variation in Australian English and the social meanings that speakers attach to this variation.  I’m interested in the social dimensions of region, socioeconomic status, and gender, how these dimensions intersect, and how they are reflected and constructed in interaction.

I love to teach.  I’ve been teaching linguistics since 2014, from introductory units through to Masters-level classes in sociolinguistics and research methods.

As a Learning Skills Adviser, I help students with academic skills such as critical thinking, academic writing, and giving oral presentations.  I also create e-resources and teach classes in academic skills.

In my spare time, I bake things and feed them to people.