Survey Staff

Professor Bas Aarts
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Sean Wallis
Deputy Director, and Principal Research Fellow in AI, methodology, statistics and computing.
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Dr Kathryn Allan
Senior Lecturer in the English Department.
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Dr Jillian Bowie
Honorary Research Fellow, worked on Englicious and the Changing English Verb Phrase project.
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Ian Cushing
Teaching Fellow on the Englicious project, Teaching English Grammar in Schools.
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Dr Rachele De Felice
Teaching Fellow in phonetics, phonology and English language in use.
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Dr Karen Dwyer
Teaching Fellow in English grammar and research methodology.

Isaac Hallegua
Systems and data management


Jim Crawley
PhD student

Zhen Wu
PhD student

Ai Zhong
PhD student

Former staff

Dr Seth Mehl
Worked as Research Fellow on the Teaching English Grammar in Schools project. Now working at the University of Sheffield Humanities Research Institute on their Linguistic DNA project.
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Dan Clayton
Worked as Research Fellow and education specialist on the Teaching English Grammar in Schools project until July 2012.
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Dr Joanne Close
Was the Research Fellow on The changing verb phrase in present-day British English project until September 2009. She has now moved to Chester and can be contacted at
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Professor Evelien Keizer
Evelien joined the Survey in January 2001 to work as a Research Fellow on the AHRB funded Noun Phrase project which has now finished. She took up a chair at the University of Vienna in March 2011. She can be contacted at

Professor Gerald Nelson
Gerry Nelson is the co-ordinator of the International Corpus of English project.

Until the end of December 2007 he was the Deputy Director of the Survey. In January 2008 he took up a chair at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He can be contacted at

Dr Ellen Smith-Dennis
Was the Teaching Fellow working on the Teaching English Grammar in Schools project. She became a lecturer at the University of Warwick in September 2016 and can be contacted at

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