About me

My route to a PhD in NLP has been somewhat non-traditional: I built up experience as a linguist, statistician, and programmer separately, and then found that working in NLP would let me combine the three. Currently, my research interests are low-resource machine translation, parallel corpus filtering at scale, and understanding data augmentation for machine translation. When I’m not doing my PhD, I like to climb Munros, practise jiu-jitsu, and play the melodeon (sorry neighbours).


2019 to present: PhD candidate in Natural Language Processing at University of Edinburgh
2013 to 2015: MSc in Economics at the University of Warwick
2009 to 2013: BA (Hons) in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge


Laurie Burchell, Jie Chi, Tom Hosking, Nina Markl, and Bonnie Webber. “Querent Intent in Multi-Sentence Questions.” In Proceedings of the 14th Linguistic Annotation Workshop, pp. 138-147. 2020.



Full CV available on request.