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  • 2011 - 2012
    King's Learning Institute, King's College London Enhancing Academic Practice (Merit, leading to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy)
  • 2008 - 2011 and 2013 - present
    University of Cambridge PhD Linguistics Thesis title: Word Order and A-movement in OV languages
  • 2007 - 2008
    University of Cambridge MPhil Linguistics (Distinction) Thesis title: On the universality of the Extended Projection Principle: The case of Icelandic
  • 2003 - 2007
    University of Durham BA Hons French, German & Linguistics (First Class, with distinction in spoken German)

Academic employment

  • September 2011 - August 2012
    Department of German, King's College London Teaching Fellow in German Linguistics (duties equivalent to those of lecturer)

Publications and presentations

Please see my research page.

Teaching and outreach work

Please see my teaching page.

Administrative and pastoral experience

  • 2011 - 2012
    Department of German, King's College London. Joint acting year abroad tutor.
  • Departmental representative for the College's migration to the new "Moodle" Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Interviewing candidates for undergraduate admission to BA German degree programmes.
  • Personal tutor to 22 students from across all years of study on various German-related BA programmes. Involved supporting students in both their academic and personal welfare.

Other professional activities

  • 2014 - present
    UK Linguistics Olympiad Member of the Test Construction Committee.
  • 2011 - 2012
    Reviewer Nordic Journal of Linguistics
  • 2009 - 2012
    Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics Member of the Editorial Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
    The Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research (CamLing 2010) Member of the Organising Committee
  • 2010
    University of Cambridge Syntax Research Cluster Workshop Organiser
  • 2009
    12th International Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS XII) Member of the Organising Committee


Available on request. Please e-mail me if you require details.