I am a theoretical phonologist with a special interest in Germanic phonology, in particular issues of prosodic structure. I am interested in the historical development of Germanic, as well as the synchronic structure of both present and past stages of these languages. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Language and Brain Laboratory, my research interests additionally include experimental psycholinguistics, again focusing on questions of processing phonological representations and morphological complexity. My DPhil thesis, Prosody in the parchment: Manuscript evidence for the pertinacity of syllable, foot and word-prosodic structures in the mediaeval German grammar, aimed to provide an account of the development of the phonological system of German from the mediaeval to the modern period, with questions of prosodic structure of particular interest, such as quantity, foot structure and lexical stress. My earlier MPhil research examined the impact of Romance loan words on the Middle High German stress system.


  • DPhil Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics | University of Oxford | 2020–2023
  • MPhil General Linguistics & Comparative Philology | University of Oxford | 2018–2020
  • PGCE (Secondary) Modern Languages | University of Gloucestershire | 2015–2016
  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages (German) and Linguistics, First Class | University of Oxford | 2010–2014


  • Phonology
  • Prosody
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Experimental Psycholinguistics
  • Germanic Linguistics