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Our Students and Alumni

Our current students

A group photo of the QMUL MA linguistics 2023-24 cohort

Meet our MA Linguistics cohort for 2023-24. You can read more about each of our students below:

Alumni profiles

Our alumni


Victoria-Elliot Bush (MA Linguistics, 2023). Research Assistant, Meaning on My Mind project, QMUL. PhD candidate (starting Sept 2024), QMUL Linguistics.

Philip Grant (MA Linguistics, 2023). Researcher in Linguistics and Digital Humanities. | Read Philip’s MA thesis.

Becky Howard (MA Linguistics, 2023). Sunday Times-bestselling Ghostwriter. PhD candidate (starting Sept 2024)| Read Becky’s MA thesis.

Madlen Jones (MRes Linguistics 2023), PhD candidate, QMUL

Yunzhu Chen (MA Linguistics, 2023) | Read Yunzhu's MA thesis.

Zahra Rahmani (MA Linguistics, 2023). Research Scientist/Data Analyst.



Jess Göbel (MA Linguistics 2022) PhD candidate, NYU Linguistics | Read Jess' profile

Tom Packer-Stucki (MRes Linguistics 2022), PhD candidate, QMUL | Read Tom's profile

Holly Warner (MA Linguistics 2022) PhD candidate, University of Warwick | Read Holly's profile



Marc Elliot Barnard (MRes Linguistics 2021), PhD candidate, QMUL

Robert James Hellyer (MA Linguistics 2021), PhD candidate, QMUL

Caitlin Hogan (MRes Linguistics 2021), PhD candidate, QMUL

Matilda Vokes (MA Linguistics 2021), PhD candidate, QMUL

Zhouyi Sun (MA Linguistics 2021). PhD candidate, MIT.

Celeste Wijnands (MA Linguistics 2021), a Research Scientist at Twitch.



Rhona Graham (MA Linguistics 2020), now a Senior Research Executive at Shift Insight

Célia Richy (MRes Linguistics, 2020), PhD candidate, QMUL



Elango Kumaran (MA Linguistics, 2019). PhD candidate, UC Berkeley.

Tom Trigg (MA Linguistics, 2019). Digital Project Manager at Eleven Miles.

Nicholas Twinner (MA Linguistics, 2019). Talent Advisor.



Matthew Hunt (MRes Linguistics, 2018, PhD 2021), Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the University of Southampton

Louis Strange (MRes 2018, PhD 2021), Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, Glasgow University

Margaret Wang (MA Linguistics, 2018). PhD candidate, MIT.



Hannah Jane Middleton (MA Linguistics, 2016). Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, QMUL.



Coline Delaporte (MA Linguistics, 2015) Brand storyteller. Director, Verbal Identity, Interbrand.

Christian Ilbury (MA Linguistics, 2015, PhD 2019), Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the University of Edinburgh

Oliver Peatman (MA Linguistics, 2015). Senior Analyst at Evelina London Children's Hospital.



Nina Kaufmann-Mainz (MA Linguistics, 2014). Public Relations Officer at Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - German Research Foundation.

Melisa Rinaldi (MA Linguistics, 2014; PhD Linguistics 2018), is an Academic Developer - Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at University of East London



Zoe Adams (MA Linguistics 2013, PhD 2018), Postdoctoral Researcher at Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics

Morena Oliveira (MA Linguistics, 2013). Marketing Director at Lina Stores.

Lara Tinay (MA Linguistics 2013) is now a Product Owner at Third Bridge Group Limited



David Hall (MA Linguistics 2012, PhD 2015). Senior Research Officer at Department for Transport.

Alice Greenfield. (MA Linguistics, 2012). Speech And Language Therapist at Whittington Health.

Kyle Helke (MA Linguistics 2012). IB Economics Teacher at International School Manila

Annette Zhao (MA Linguistics, 2012, PhD 2018). Research Manager at Jigsaw and EdTech Hub.

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