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.
Professor of General Practice
Aneez Esmail is a general practitioner and academic at the University of Manchester. He is 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 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.
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, and Russian 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.
Bethan is a Research Fellow in Sociology and CMIST and a member of the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.
Sheena Kalayil is a Teaching Fellow in the University Language Centre at the University of Manchester and teaches on the MA Intercultural Communication programme.
Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language
Andrea is a Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Manchester. His areas of teaching and research are forensic linguistics, corpus linguistics, register variation and sociolinguistics.
Media Relations Officer
Mike Addelman is a University of Manchester Media Relations Officer, covering the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. He has worked at the University for over 12 years and was previously a journalist, working on national, regional and local titles. He is a Hebrew speaker and has a lifelong interest in language and community.
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.