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Dr Steven Jones - personal details

Contact details

Role: Senior Lecturer

Tel: 0161 275-3411

Location: Ellen Wilkinson Building-A1.26
School of Environment, Education and Development
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Since completing my PhD (funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) in 1999, I have lectured at several UK universities. At present, my teaching is mostly in English Language and Linguistics, and my research and supervision mostly in the field of (Higher) Education. At the University of Manchester, I was the School of Education's Director of Undergraduate Studies between 2007 and 2010 and I am currently an academic lead for the Humanities New Academics Programme. I have acted as an External Examiner for many postgraduate theses and an External Advisor for several UK degree programmes, at both undergraduate and Masters level.

I am a founder-member of the Comparative Lexical Relations Group ( and I regularly deliver papers at major international conferences. In 2010, I gave a keynote address for the Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim, Germany. I have also given invited talks or presented conference papers in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Verona and Bertinoro (Italy), Freiburg (Germany) and San Francisco (USA).

I've been interviewed about language use on BBC TV's The One Show (2010, 2011) and about my Higher Education research on BBC Radio Four's Today programme (2012). I've received funding from the British Academy, the EPSRC and the Sutton Trust. I've also presented research findings for Universities UK (2012) and the Employers and Education Taskforce (2011, 2012), delivered a Westminster Briefing (2013) and spoken at the Sunday Times Festival of Education (2013).