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I have been at York since 2005, first as a PhD student, then as a Teaching Fellow. I took up a lectureship in 2013. My teaching includes conversation analysis (CA) and modules attached to the social psychology pathway. I am the course leader for the degree in Sociology with Social Psychology.
My PhD combined my interests in interaction, identity and gender, and used CA to examine gendered person references in mundane interaction. In part, this work was a response to, and a critique of, the notion that gendered speakers always-already produce gendered talk. Since then, I have been using CA to study the interactional accomplishment of decision-making in clinical settings. From 2015-2017 I worked on a project which analysed the ways that choice is (not) offered in neurology consultations. Since 2017, I have been working on the ways that decisions are made in the interaction between labouring women, their birth partners and healthcare practitioners in midwifery-led units.
My main research interest is the application of Conversation Analysis to mundane and institutional settings. In particular:
I was pathway lead for the undergraduate programme in Sociology with Social Psychology from 2012 to 2019 and contribute teaching across this degree. I also teach modules in conversation analysis.