I am a PhD student at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in NLP at the University of Edinburgh. My main research interests are sociolinguistics and sociophonetics and quantitative and computational approaches to them.
I am interested in the relationship between language and different facets of speakers' identities such as gender, sexuality, nationality and local identity. As an interdisciplinary researcher, I am particularly interested in how tools and methods from the fields of Natural Language Processing and Speech Technology, and other quantitative and computational methods can be applied to sociolinguistic research (and the social sciences more broadly).
I am also very interested in the role NLP tools and AI more broadly can play in creating and reinforcing systemic inequities and how these tools can be developed and applied in fair and equitable ways.