Marleen Pauls (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication at King’s College London.
She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Bonn, Germany and a BA in English and Education from the University of Cologne, Germany.
During this time, Marleen also worked as a research and administrative assistant and was involved in teaching preparation and research on writing and bilingualism.
Thesis title: Cognitive linguistic approaches to discourse and menopause.
Marleen's project examines the role of language used in primary care interactions between doctors and menopausal patients. Rooted in cognitive linguistic approaches to health communication and discourse analysis, the study will identify and analyse prevalent linguistic features of such consultations. It will empirically test the effects of these features on patients to gauge the social and emotional impact of medical intervention on lived menopause experiences.
Principal supervisor: Professor Gabriella Rundblad.
Secondary supervisor: Dr Chris Tang.
For more information see Marleen's PURE profile.