Welcome Emma

We are delighted to welcome Emma Mcclaughlin to Horizon.

Emma is a linguist with expertise in corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. She currently works as part of an interdisciplinary team on the Coronavirus Discourses project , which sits at the interface between English Language and Computer Science and investigates the reception and production of public health messaging during the Coronavirus pandemic. Here, she has contributed to the design of a privacy-preserving tool for corpus linguistics, which aims to address ethical challenges posed by the widespread use of public language data.

Emma is interested in the digital humanities and applied research that identifies and contributes to addressing different cultural, social, and political questions across disciplines. Her previous projects include investigating public perceptions of animals in collaboration with animal charities and public health messaging in partnership with public health agencies. She is also interested in health literacies and misinformation.