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Dr Gavin Brookes

Research Fellow

Gavin Brookes

County South



Research overview

I am a UKRI Future Leader Fellow with an interest in corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and health communication. My current project, 'Public Discourses of Dementia: Challenging Stigma and Promoting Personhood' (funded £1 million by UKRI), examines linguistic and visual representations of dementia across a range of public contexts. 

I am Associate Editor of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins).

I am Co-Editor of the Corpus and Discourse book series (Bloomsbury, with Michaela Mahlberg).

I am a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Advisory Board.

I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.

I am a member of the Executive Committee of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).

I am the Convenor of BAAL's Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group.

I serve on the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Applied Corpus Linguistics, Research in Corpus Linguistics, Qualitative Health CommunicationJournal of Corpus Approaches to Chinese Social Science and Languages, Texts and Society.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD projects addressing the topics of corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse studies, multimodality, health communication, or a combination of these.

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