I’m a lecturer in social sciences at Loughborough University. I study conversation to understand how people use the technologies of talk and social interaction do things together in everyday life. I’ve looked at how politicians shake hands, how couples dance, how people draw, evaluate art, and how we deal with miscommunication. My current project “Adept at Adaptation” asks how disabled people, personal assistants work together with virtual assistants.
upcoming & recent:
- A collaboration with Liz Stokoe, Sophie Parslow and Cathy Pearl on Conversation analysis and conversation design: Where the moonshots are
- “Putting wake words to bed” (preprint) mine and Magnus Hamann‘s forthcoming provocation paper for CUI 2021.