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Chris Ryder

The focus of Chris Ryder's PhD research is on looking at how we make new words using suffixes.

Anas Awwad

Anas Awwad didn't get the opportunity to embark on his PhD until he was 46 - but he made up for lost time. It was Anas's dream to do a PhD in the UK, and some dreams are worth waiting for.

Areej Albawardi

Areej's PhD research focused on digital literacy practices of Saudi female university students. She completed her PhD in Applied Linguistics at Reading in 2018.

Why study with us?

Spend time in a Department that is ideal for research and collaboration, including access to first-class support and teaching opportunities.


Life in the Department

Develop your ideas and nurture your creativity with first-hand guidance from expert academics and experienced professionals.


Our research

Our research brings a breadth of applied linguistic expertise to explore the use and learning of English as a first and second language, and into how the multilingual mind works in context.