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    PhD projects

    I am currently have no capacity to take on new PhD students, however once my current supervisees have completed their studies I would be interested in supervising projects relating to police interviewing, spoken discourse especially in institutional contexts, and in forensic linguistics / language and law broadly defined.

    20062018

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    Personal profile

    General

    I joined the Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston in 2009. I originally qualified as a barrister, and practised civil and criminal law in Liverpool before moving to the Parliamentary Counsel Office, Whitehall, where I worked as part of a small team of specialist lawyers responsible for drafting primary legislation. Combining long-standing interests in both language and law, I completed an MA in Applied Linguistics and subsequently a PhD on police interviewing at the University of Nottingham. My research interests include all aspects of language and communication in legal contexts, especially spoken interaction and the use of language data as evidence.

    Since 2013 I work part-time at Aston, and am available on Tuesdays to Thursdays only.

    Research Interests

    Language and law, especially police interviews; language as evidence; (critical) discourse analysis; language and identity; forensic linguistics; institutional discourse; spoken interaction; interdisciplinarity. 

    Administrative Roles

    Director of Postgraduate English & member of English Management Group, 2016-19

    Programme Director, MSc Forensic Linguistics, 2013-19

    Programme Director, MA Applied Linguistics, 2011-12

    Teaching Activity

    My teaching at Aston has included:

    Undergraduate

    • The Language of the Law
    • Language as Evidence
    • Introduction to English Language: Social Applications

    Postgraduate

    • Analysing Written and Spoken Discourse 
    • Linguistics in Legal Contexts 
    • Introduction to Forensic Linguistics 
    • Spoken Language in the Legal System 
    • Research Methods 

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA)

    British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

    International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) 

    International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG)

    The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

    Qualifications

    2013: PG Certificate in Professional Practice (Higher Education), Aston University.

    2004-8:Ph.D.: ‘An analysis of police interview discourse and its role(s) in the judicial process’, University of Nottingham.

    2003-4:MA Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham – with Distinction.

    1998-9:PG Diploma in Professional Legal Skills (Bar Vocational Course), The Inns of Court School of Law/ City University, London.

    1997-8:PG Diploma in Law (CPE), The College of Law, Chester. With Commendation.

    1995-6:Master of Studies (M.St.) Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, Magdalen College, Oxford.

    1992-5:BA Hons Classical Studies, First Class, The University of Liverpool.

    Awards

    ESRC Studentship for PhD, Nottingham University, 2004-7 (PTA-030-2004-00907).

    Harmsworth Scholarship, Hon. Soc. of the Middle Temple, for the Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 1998. 

    Harmsworth Scholarship, Hon. Soc. of the Middle Temple, for the Common Professional Examination, College of Law, 1997. 

    British Academy Studentship, MSt Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1995.

    Employment

    2001-3: Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel Office, Whitehall.

    1999-2001: Barrister at Oriel Chambers, Liverpool. Civil and criminal law; prosecution and defence.

    Contact Details

    Room: MB738B
    Phone: 0121 204 3861
    Email: k.haworth@aston.ac.uk

    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Cert

    20112013

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2013

    PhD, University of Nottingham

    Oct 2004Sep 2008

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

    MA, University of Nottingham

    Oct 2003Sep 2004

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

    PG Dip, City University

    Sep 1998Jul 1999

    Award Date: 1 Sep 1999

    PG Dip, University of Law

    Sep 1997Jul 1998

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1998

    Sep 1995Sep 1996

    Award Date: 1 Sep 1996

    BA

    Oct 1992Jul 1995

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1995

    External positions

    Assistant Parliamentary Counsel

    Sep 2001Aug 2003

    Barrister

    Sep 1999Aug 2001

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    Research Output

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  • The discursive construction of evidence in police interviews: case study of a rape suspect

    Haworth, K., 1 Apr 2017, In : Applied Linguistics. 38, 2, p. 194-214 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Developing a linguistically informed approach to police interviewing

    Macleod, N. & Haworth, K. J., Apr 2016, Sociolinguistic research : application and impact. Lawson, R. & Sayers, D. (eds.). London (UK): Routledge, p. 151-170 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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    Interviewing suspected offenders

    Oxburgh, G. E., Fahsing, I., Haworth, K. & Blair, J. P., Nov 2015, Communication in investigative and legal contexts: integrated approaches from forensic psychology, linguistics and law enforcement. Oxburgh, G., Myklebust, T., Grant, T. & Milne, R. (eds.). Chirchester (UK): Wiley-Blackwell, p. 135-158 24 p. (Wiley series in psychology of crime, policing and law).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Prizes

    Lifetime Achievement Award, Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics

    Haworth, Kate (Recipient), Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Applying linguistics in practice: Language and communication training for police interviewers

    Kate Haworth (Invited speaker)

    30 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Invited speaker at internal practitioner seminar

    Kate Haworth (Speaker)

    9 Nov 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

    Invited research presentation at internal seminar for practitioners

    Kate Haworth (Speaker)

    Jul 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk