BA (Hons) Syd; MPhil, PhD Birmingham
I am Professor of Communication in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. I have a long-standing interest in understanding how language, images and other modalities - including spatial design - work in communication contexts, using multimodal discourse analysis and systemic-functional linguistics. Books include Multimodality in the Built Environment: Spatial Discourse Analysis (Routledge, 2016, with Robert McMurtrie), Museum Texts: Communication Frameworks (Routledge, 2006), and Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts (Libri UK, 2014, with Brian Paltridge and Sue Starfield). I am joint Chief Editor of the journal Visual Communication (Sage). Current supervision includes multimodal research projects in spatial design, web analysis, music and movement.