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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). I am a researcher with lived experience of OCD, which has fuelled my interest in participatory research, and especially how these methods can be triangulated with CL and critical discourse studies. 

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

I am an Associate Lecturer in LAEL and an Academic Writing Mentor working across the university's Management School, Faculty of Health and Medicine, and Faculty of Science and Technology. 

Research Grants

ESRC PhD Studentship (Part Time: 2021-2027)

Current Teaching

LING103: Linguistics (Year 1)

LING222: English Grammar (Year 2)

Previously Taught:

LING102: English Language (Year 1)


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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