I am a Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Ulster and director of Postgraduate Studies. I am also associate investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

I received my Phd from the Department of Linguistics at Harvard University.

My research focuses on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics for Natural Languages, Language processing and Language acquisition. My current research interests are Presuppositions, Scalar implicatures, Plurality, Free choice inferences,  Neg-raising phenomena, Assertability constraints, Conditionals, and Scope interactions.

I am currently working on the Leverhulme Trust funded project “Pluralised mass nouns as a window into language variation,” details of the project can be found here.

You can find my CV here.

Outside Academia, I am since 2006 part of the organization of the International Science Festival in Rome and since 2012 I am its scientific director together with Vittorio Bo. I am also a consultant for the Publishing House “Codice Edizioni” for the Areas of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences.