Project Team

The most recent core Manchester Voices team consisted of three people:

Dr Rob Drummond (Project Lead)

Rob Drummond

Rob is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Manchester Met. He researches, teaches, and writes about the relationship between spoken language and identity. He publishes in this area, but does other public-facing work in various additional areas around language and society. He recently published a book for a general audience called You’re All Talk: Why we are what we speak. As well as running Manchester Voices, Rob also looks after the Accentism Project. More details about Rob here and on Twitter: @RobDrummond

Dr Holly Dann (Research Associate)

Holly Dann

Holly is a Research Associate in Linguistics at Manchester Met. She is a sociolinguist who researches sociophonetic variation and change, and has previously worked on Cornish English, exploring how associations with rurality may influence language change. More broadly, she is interested in combining speech perception and production methodologies to explore the social meaning of linguistic variation.

Dr Sarah Tasker (Research Associate)

Sarah is a Research Associate in linguistics at Manchester Met. Her research lies at the intersection of phonetics and phonology, and sociolinguistics. She has a particular interest in variation and change across accents and dialects of English, and has previously researched phonetic variation and change in unstressed vowels in New Zealand English and Derby, UK.

Previous core team members included:

Dr Sadie Ryan (Research Associate)

Dr Erin Carrie (Co-Project Lead)

We also employed a team of Manchester Met students who worked on the project with us:

Brianna Ataman, William Boyes, Nick Brennand, Birce Cennetoglu, Bilie Christiansen, Chris Connor, Jay Curley, Polly Hodkinson, Zarah Matloob, Sophie Mayo, Labeeba Miah, Monifa Phillips, Connor O’Mara, Hollie Rochfort, Steph Shuttleworth, Aisha Sufi, Jack Taylor, Megan White.