The main thrust of my research is to applying educational technology to language learning, specifically I am interested in how rule-based and probablistic pattern matching can be harnessed to help language learners and language users better understand scientific discourse. My research is multidisciplinary covering applied linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, education and touching on computer science and statistics. I draw heavily on corpus and computational linguistics.
Successful researchers need ability, grit, a dash of luck and a plentiful supply of funds. I have grit and have recently been rather successful at drawing down funding. Ability and luck, however, are still in short supply.