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Veronika Koller supervises 10 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

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Dr Veronika Koller

Senior Lecturer

Veronika Koller

County South

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YL

United Kingdom

Tel: ++44 1524 5 94642


PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of (critical) discourse analysis and metaphor studies , especially as investigated with regard to health communication, corporate discourse, and language and sexuality.

Current Teaching

I currently teach on the following courses:

Discourse Analysis (LING 204)

Corporate Communication (LING 214)

Introduction to Discourse Studies (LING 442)

Discourse Analysis (LING 519)


I received my PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Vienna in 2003 (thesis on metaphors in business magazines). Before joining Lancaster University in 2004, I worked at the Department of English Business Communication at Vienna University of Economics and Business and also as assistant marketing manager at a medium-sized company producing stationery and school supplies in Vienna.

Research Interests

In general, my research is in the area of cognitive critical discourse analysis, with a focus on analysing identity work in discourse. I have done a fair bit of work on corporate discoures but more recently, my research interests have shifted to issues of health communication in the public, private and third sectors. A special research interest of mine is metaphor theory and analysis.

I am keen to develop and strengthen interdisciplinary links with researchers, including PhD students, in the areas of management and healthcare.

Beyond academia, my research and teaching benefits from and informs seminars my role as course consultant for the Foundation Degree and BA Communication at Work at Blackpool and The Fylde College, and the freelancing work that I do for consultancy company Linguistic Landscapes.

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