Welcome to my website! I am a Professor of Law and Language at the University of Birmingham, where I am also a Birmingham Fellow (2016-2024). I am also a Fellow of the Robert Schuman Institute of European Affairs at the University of Luxembourg. On this website you’ll find details about my research interests, current and past research projects and links to my publications.
My research focuses mainly on the field of law, language and translation in multilingual legal orders – in particular the EU and EU institutions. More generally I am interested in the functioning of EU institutions, the relationship between law, language and translation and the role and use of language within a legal system. My work is largely empirical and interdisciplinary, drawing on research methodologies from fields of sociology, anthropology, translation studies and linguistics to introduce new perspectives on the development of (EU) law.
In 2012 I was awarded a €1 million European Research Council Starting Grant to complete a project on ‘Law, Language and Translation at the European Court of Justice‘ on which I am currently working.
If you are interested in carrying out a graduate research degree in the field of law and language, and would like to do so with me at the University of Birmingham, please contact me to discuss your proposal before applying and see our research degree website for further information.