Dr Seongsook Choi

Head of Institute for Education, Community & Society (IECS) / Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I welcome expressions of interest from potential research students in the following areas:

interdisciplinarity in HE, interdisciplinary learning and teaching, interdisciplinary research engagement; 

spoken interactional context and the development of spoken discourse analytic tools.


Current PhD students supervised

Beatrice Clegg: “Maybe we can have a try”: Chinese English hedging devices and native English teacher attitudes in the university context.

Ibtisam Alrushaidi  

Keqi Li

Xueqi Chen

Yin Chen

Past PhD students supervised

Ana Isabel Hibert: Evaluating the use of automated writing evaluation programs as tools for formative feedback in English as a second language postgraduate students. 

Research summary

Interdisciplinary engagements; interdisciplinary learning and teaching; interdisciplinary ethics; spoken discourse, professional, institutional and interdisciplinary discourse; development of analytical tools for mapping spoken interaction patterns; visualisation

Project activity

My current research involves the analysis of interdisciplinary talk and I am currently writing a book, Interdisciplinary Discourse: Communicating across Disciplines, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan. I am also working on the development of analytical tools for mapping interactional dynamics and have developed the IDLab (Interactional discourse Lab), which is published on GitHub.

Interactional Discourse Lab website

Interactional Discourse Lab on GitHub

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