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I am a social, qualitative and media psychologist, who joined the University of Salford in 2015. I have a BA in European Politics and a Masters in Politics and Social Policy from the University of Nottingham. After working for the Centre for Research in Social Policy for two years, I then undertook a Masters in Social Research and then a PhD in Social Psychology, both at Loughborough University. My PhD research focused on analysing instant messaging interactions between friends, and specifically examining the ways in which the medium itself impacted upon the interaction. Following the completion of my PhD, I taught social psychology and qualitative methods at Loughborough University and the University of Manchester.
I am broadly interested in communication, and predominantly use discourse and conversation analysis to analyse talk and text. My research has predominantly focused on examining how online communication compares to spoken interaction. Discursive methods can be applied to a variety of topics, and I have a particular interest in political and scientific talk, both online and offline. I am also interested in developing the use of innovative methods for collecting online and mobile data.