Multilingual Manchester Steering Group
Professor of Linguistics
Yaron Matras is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. His interests are in language contact and bilingualism, urban multilingualism and language policy, and in descriptive aspects of linguistics and especially minority languages; as well as in the language, culture and history of the Romani minority. He is academic lead of the Multilingual Manchester project.
Associate Dean (Social Responsibility)Ken was appointed Professor of Accounting in Manchester Business School, in September 2014. Ken is interested in the changing role of corporations in society and the systems of accountability that emerge in relation to these roles. His recent research has focused on the emerging trend to give human rights responsibilities of companies.
Professor of General Practice
Aneez Esmail is a general practitioner and academic at the University of Manchester. He is a professor of general practice, a GP for three sessions a week and is the director of a research centre on patient safety in primary care. He is well known for his work over many years on racism in the British National Health Service.
Professor of Modern French Literature and Thought
Ursula Tidd is Professor of Modern French Literature and Thought at the University of Manchester. Her research interests are mainly related to twentieth century French literature and thought of the post war period, especially the literature and philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir, French women’s writing, cultural memory and French literary and filmic representations of the Holocaust (particularly the writings of Jorge Semprún).
Professor of Russian Studies
Stephen Hutchings is Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester. He is President of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies and was a member of the RAE 2008 subpanel for Russian and Slavonic Languages and Cultures. He is on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Russian Journal of Communication, ArtMargins, andRussian Studies in Literature.
Lecturer in Interpreting and Translation Studies
Rebecca Tipton is a Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Manchester and is currently also the Programme Tutor for the MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies in the Division of Languages and Intercultural Studies. She has been involved in translator and interpreter training for over a decade and worked as a freelance translator and interpreter prior to joining academia.
Professor of Linguistics
Eva Schultze-Berndt is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. Her research interests include linguistic typology, syntax of spoken language, lexical semantics, language contact phenomena and issues in documentary and descriptive linguistics.
Bethan is a Research Fellow in Sociology and CMIST and a member of the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.
Alex Robertson is the Project Manager for the Multilingual Manchester project. She graduated with a degree in English Language and French from the University of Manchester.
Charlotte is project manager of the multi-site research consortium ‘Cross-language dynamics: re-shaping communities’. She graduated with a degree in Linguistics from the University of Manchester and has since worked as project manager of the Romani Project.