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Poppy Plumb

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Poppy Plumb

Lancaster University

County South




I am a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. My research combines corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis to examine online discourses of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). As a researcher with lived experience of OCD, I am also interested in how participatory research and mad research can be triangulated with corpus-assisted CDA in health communication. 

Further information about my research can be found in this talk presented at the 2021 OCD in Society conference. 

Outside of my research, I am employed as an associate lecturer and corpus annotator in the deparment, as well as my role as a Senior Academic Writing Mentor in Lancaster University's Management School. I also co-organise the health and linguistics student research group (HeaLing). 

Research Grants

ESRC +3 PhD Studentship (2021-2024)

Current Teaching

LING103: First-year undergraduate linguistics


MA Discourse Studies, Lancaster University (2019-21), distinction + prize

Dissertation: A corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the UK Press, supervised by Professor Paul Baker.

 BA(Hons) English Language and Literature, Lancaster University (2016-19), first class

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