Use this page to find out more about my French and Romance linguistics research and teaching alongside my interests in education policy, outreach, leadership and governance

Most of my teaching and research is concerned principally with French and how and why languages change, and what this can tell us about the way language is structured in the human mind.


The core focus of my research is syntactic change and variation in the history of French and the Romance family of languages. Read a full description of my research interests here.


I have lectured, supervised and examined a range of courses for undergraduates at the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the University of Manchester. A more detailed description of my teaching experience is on this page.


Use this page to find out more about the books, articles and chapters I have written or am preparing for publication

Access and Outreach

I am very involved with education leadership and government and Higher Education access and outreach work. Find out more here.