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Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Personal Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604892

Research Links

Office - 333
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus joined Swansea University in 2001. She was awarded in 2011 a Personal Chair in the Department of Applied Linguistics and has served since 2017 as the University’s Dean of Postgraduate Research. 

In 2010 Nuria founded Swansea University’s Language Research Centre, which she directed until 2015. During that time, she also served as Chair of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society.  In addition, Nuria is centrally involved in Swansea University’s Cyber Threats Research Centre and serves on the management board of the University’s Digital Humanities Centre.  She has held visiting research positions in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Spain and the USA, and regularly delivers public engagement sessions and media communications on aspects linked to her research expertise.

Nuria uses Discourse Analysis to examine interpersonal and intergroup interaction in broadcast (initially) and digital (since approximately 2010) media contexts.  Her research has greatly benefitted from substantial research funding over the years, including from the United Kingdom Research Councils (e.g. AHRC and EPSRC) and charities (e.g. The Leverhulme Trust) as well as from collaboration with teams in Spain and Latin America.  She is the author of several books and numerous journal articles and book chapters (see Publications tab for details).  Nuria is a member of the Editorial Board for the journals Memory Studies, Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, Internet Pragmatics, Cadernos de Linguagem e Sociedade, and Estudios de Lingüística Inglesa Aplicada.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Discourse analysis
  • Corpus –assisted Discourse Studies
  • Multimodality
  • Digital Influence and Manipulation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Digital Communication
  • Linguistics Methodology
Research
  • 2019-20: Principal investigator: Linguistic Profiling of Online Grooming. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – CHERISH-DE. Interdisciplinary scheme: Corpus Linguistics and Machine Learning.
  • 2018: Lead investigator: Modelling Online Grooming Language. Funded by (EPSRC) – CHERISH-DE. Interdisciplinary scheme: Corpus Linguistics and Machine Learning.
  • 2017 – 2019: Co-Investigator: The language barrier to youth justice. Funded by The Leverhulme Trust. Interdisciplinary scheme: Criminology and Linguistics.
  • 2016-2017: Principal Investigator: Trust in Crypto-Drug Markets. Funded by EPSRC – CHERISH-DE. Interdisciplinary scheme: Linguistics, Public Policy, Computer Sciences.
  • 2016 – 2017: Principal Investigator: Online Grooming Discourse. Funded by EPSRC – CHERISH-DE and NSPCC. Interdisciplinary scheme: Linguistics, Psychology, Public Policy.
  • 2017: Co-Investigator: The Language of Social Media Extremism. Funded by EPSRC – CHERISH-DE, Edith Cowan University (Australia) and Blurrt Analytics. Interdisciplinary scheme: Linguistics, Criminology, Marketing and Social Media Analytics.