Appointments & Experience

November 2023 – Current

Senior Researcher

Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin

November 2022 – October 2023

Researcher & Lecturer

Humboldt University, Berlin

July 2022 – November 2022

Mercator Fellow

Humboldt University, Berlin

March 2020 – June 2022

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin

I was PI of the DIALOGA project, funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, at the Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) in Berlin

July 2019 – February 2020

Speech Data Analyst (Language Engineer)

Samsung Research, UK

I worked on improving Bixby 2.0 (NLU/ASR/TTS).

January 2019 – Current

Associated Researcher

Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin

I also held an associated research appointment at ZAS in Berlin, before being awarded a Humboldt research grant.

January 2019 – July 2019


Google, London

I mostly worked as linguist (contracted via Adecco) on ASR.

January 2017 – January 2019

Special Scientist

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

I was appointed Special Scientist in Theoretical Syntax, working with Phoevos Panagiotidis on the typologically-informed categorial issues of adjectives.

October 2016 – January 2017


University of Saarland, Germany

I worked as lecturer in formal semantics.

March 2015 – October 2016

Assistant professor (universitätsassistent)

Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria

I was appointed researcher and lecturer in theoretical linguistics (focussing on diachronic syntax and semantics) at Graz University.

February – July 2014


National Institute for Japanese Language & Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan

As an AHRC-IPS fellow, I worked on the diachrony of Japanese quantificational particles with John Whitman in Tokyo.

September 2012 – February 2013


Harvard University, USA

I was appointed fellow at the Department of Linguistics at Harvard in order to pursue research into the syntax/semantics of old Indo-European conjunction markers.

2011 – 2014


University of Cambridge, UK

I supervised a range of undergraduate papers in linguistics at Cambridge and affiliated colleges.



PhD in Theoretical Linguistics

University of Cambridge, Jesus College

I wrote my doctoral thesis under Ian Roberts, which I defended in December 2014 and for which I received my PhD in 2015.  My thesis is titled Morphosyntactic atoms of propositional logic: a philo-logical programme and  was fully funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council.


Visiting graduate research student

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

I was a visiting research student at MIT working with David Pesetsky.


MPhil in Theoretical Linguistics

University of Cambridge, Jesus College

I got my Master of Philosophy Degree at Cambridge. I wrote my thesis on The syntax of coordination in Sanskrit under Ian Roberts.


BA in Linguistics and English Literature

University of York, UK

I studied Linguistics and Literature (double major)  at York.

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