Centre Director, Principal Investigator

Deputy Centre Director, Co-Investigator


Project Leaders

  • Basil Germond, “Maritime Security and Piracy Discourses in Europe”
  • Claire Hardaker, “Anatomy of a Troll” twitter-logo-square-black
  • Gillian Hopkinson, “Genetically modified food: An analysis of controversies”
  • Richard Xiao, “Comparable and Parallel Corpus Approaches to the Third Code: English and Chinese Perspectives” twitter-logo-square-black

Senior Research Associates

Research Fellows

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

  • Jens Zinn – Sociology / Linguistics & English Language

Research Associates

Audio Transcribers

  • Ruth Avon – Linguistics & English Language

Research Students

Former CASS Members

The Centre’s work is also informed and supported by the Challenge Panel, a group of leading researchers in corpus linguistics who have agreed to contribute their expertise to the endeavour of extending corpus linguistics to engage with a broad range of social science questions.

Finally, the College of Project Ambassadors is a user group composed of members associated with organisations which are key consumers of academic research. Each critically interacts with, and assists in disseminating outputs from, specific projects within the Centre.