I am an ethnographer and applied linguist with research interests in intercultural communication, English as a lingua franca, linguistic politeness, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and linguistic landscapes. I teach Intercultural Business Communication, Exploring Culture and An Introduction to Discourse, Language and Society at Edinburgh Napier University. I have a PhD in Intercultural Communication and Applied Sociolinguistics, MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and MRes in Education. I am interested in applying insights from linguistic ethnography in the analysis of spoken discourse. My most recent publications include ‘Blue Paint and White Underwear: Humour and misunderstanding in Intercultural Encounters (in press)’, 'Every picture tells a story: Using Selfie-inspired Activities to Enhance Social Relations and Encourage Self-reflexivity (2016) and ‘English: its role as the language of comity in an employment programme for Canadian immigrants’ (2014).