I teach undergraduate courses and supervise MSc dissertations in the School of Social Science and Humanities. I also supervise final year BSc dissertations for students on Loughborough Psychology courses in the School of Sports, Exercise and Health sciences. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Current undergraduate courses:

  • Principles of Social Research Methods: a mandatory course introducing all first year students to fundamentals of research methodology in the social sciences.
  • Media Landscapes: introducing first-year students to critical and professional perspectives on film, entertainment, news media, games, and the creative industries.
  • Social Interaction (syllabus) (2019-2020): an advanced level course introducing students to the practicalities and methodological basis for studying human social interaction.

Current graduate courses:

  • Applied Conversation Analysis: a graduate-level intensive course preparing MSc students to use of conversation analysis for their own practical, applied research projects.
  • Key Debates in Digital Media & Society (2019-2020): a student-led interactive debate course covering key issues of online privacy, mass disinformation, and digital citizenship.


I run regular in-person (and recently, online, international) workshops on interaction research methods with the Discourse and Rhetoric Group at Loughborough including:

I have also developed an online course on Digital Transcription for Interaction Analysis.

PhD Supervision

I currently co-supervise five PhD students and welcome inquiries about PhD and undergraduate supervision that relate to my research interests.

Receptionist-led telephone triage in GP Practices: communication barriers to patient access?

Prof. Elizabeth Stokoe & Prof. Alison Pilnick

Managing Selfhood in Dementia: Interrogating the operationalisation of identity work and its relationship with media representations.

Prof. Elizabeth Peel & Prof. Alison Pilnick

Yuanyuan Zhang

Respecifying ‘culture’ in mediation encounters

Prof. Elizabeth Stokoe & Dr. Jessica Robles

Interactional Management of Agency in Homecare Work with Virtual Assistants

Prof. Charles Antaki & Prof. Elizabeth Peel

Dávid Gráf

Taste and National Identity in Social Practices of Art Evaluation

Dr. Adrian Leguina