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Dr Rachel Edwards

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Humanities

Her current research interests focus on aspects of language, culture and communication especially in the media and in educational and healthcare settings. 

She welcomes enquiries from students who are interested in developing research projects in these areas.


  • Education MA (Hons) June 30 2006
  • French Studies PhD June 30 1995

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The role of fear and envy in the discursive construction of the Beijing Olympics in British broadsheets, Edwards, R. 2013, In: Critical Discourse Studies
  • Jonathan Lewis's China: a documentary record of people, policy and place, Edwards, R. May 2012, China and the West: encounters with the other in culture, arts, politics and everyday life, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars
  • The Construction of Women's Lives Through Narrative Voice in Jonathan Lewis's China: Women of the Country, Edwards, R. 2011, In: Women's Studies
  • What's in a name? Chinese learners and the practice of adopting 'English' names, Edwards, R. 2006, In: Language, Culture and Curriculum

PGR Supervision

Lifang Wei A Study of the Use of Requests in British and Chinese University Classrooms: Forms, Functions and Responses Start: 14/02/2012


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