I am fascinated by the internal structure of words (phonology and morphology), how they are processed in the brain (psycholinguistics), and how they change over time (historical linguistics). I am interested in how language can be modelled computationally, including speech recognition.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at University of Oxford. I work primarily on the EPSRC-funded Pertinacity grant (2022-2027), where I am responsible for the computational strand of the project.

Previously, I worked at the Surrey Morphology Group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow exploring typological patterns in analogy with Erich Round. I have also worked as an Outreach Officer and Departmental Lecturer in Phonology at the University of Oxford and Associate Lecturer in Education at Oxford Brookes. My teaching includes phonology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, morphology and general linguistics.

I completed my doctorate at Oxford in 2021, where I looked at phonological typology of modern Arabic varieties with regards to syllable structure, stress, and affixation.

For my academic CV, please look here. For my non-academic CV, please look here.

Outside of linguistics, I enjoy crochet, strategy board games, and fantasy fiction.


  • DPhil in Comparative Philology and General Linguistics, 2021

    University of Oxford

  • MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, 2018

    University of Oxford

  • BA in Oriental Studies, 2016

    University of Oxford



Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Dec 2021 – Present Oxford, UK
  • Improved speed of FlexSR speech recognition system by 40%
  • Developed a Python tool for building psycholinguistic experiments
  • Co-organised an international linguistics conference including building a responsive website in React (available at

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Surrey Morphology Group, Surrey Univeristy

Jul 2021 – Aug 2022 Surrey, UK
  • Researched language change to inform the building of computational models
  • Used Linux interface to run computational models on a High Performance Cluster
  • Co-authored articles for peer-reviewed publishing and conference presentation
  • Part of team organising a workshop on analogy for the International Morphology Meeting 2022

Outreach Officer

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Apr 2021 – Nov 2021 Oxford, UK
  • Created a website with WordPress at to showcase applicant-facing content
  • Provided linguistics taster sessions to prospective students from under-represented groups, including organising a week-long summer school course
  • Developed links with the local community with flash talks at Modern Art Oxford
  • Designed an outreach strategy for the Faculty of Linguistics, Oxford

Departmental Lecturer in Phonology

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, Oxford University

Oct 2020 – Apr 2021 Oxford, UK

Teaching included:

  • Graduate Phonology Foundation Course Lectures
  • Graduate Phonology Advanced Lectures
  • Phonology Reading Group
  • Dynamic Phonetics Lectures (first year undergraduates)
  • Phonetics and Phonology tutorials (first year undergraduates)
  • Graduate Historical Linguistics Lectures
  • Graduate Psycholinguistics Lectures
  • General Linguistics tutorials (first year undergraduates)

Associate Lecturer in Education

Oxford Brookes University

Sep 2020 – Jan 2021 Oxford, UK
Lecturer for introduction to phonetics, phonology, and phonetics for first year undergraduates


Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, Oxford University

Oct 2018 – Jul 2020 Oxford, UK

Tutor for courses including:

  • Graduate Phonology Practical Classes
  • General Linguistics (first year undergraduates)
  • Anthropology of Language, University of Georgia at Oxford Study Abroad Program
  • Statistics

Graduate Research Assistant

Language and Brain Laboratory, Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Oct 2018 – Aug 2020 Oxford, UK

Responsibilities include:

  • Recording and processing stimuli
  • Designing experiments
  • Recruiting and running participants

DPhil Researcher

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, Oxford University

Sep 2018 – Apr 2021 Oxford, UK

Research Project:

  • Phonological Typology of Modern Arabic Varieties


  • Language and Brain Lab, 42 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX11GF
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