Ruth Page


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PhD projects

I am always looking for students with exciting projects and am particularly interested in supervising projects which incorporate discourse analysis and narrative analysis, focus on data from spoken or social media contexts, which include multimodal materials along with verbal data, and/or explore topics in language and gender. I have supervised PhD projects in the broad fields of

Discourse analysis
Critical discourse analysis
Computer-mediated communication


Research activity per year

Personal profile


I joined the Department of English Language and Linguistics in 2015, returning to the University of Birmingham where I completed my undergraduate and doctoral studies some years earlier.  In between, I worked at Birmingham City University and the University of Leicester.

Research interests

Ruth’s research explores how people communicate in social media contexts, with a particular focus on storytelling. She is the Principal Investigator for the ESRC funded project, Influencer Stories of Mental Health and Young People (2024-2026). She was the Supervisor for the EU Funded project, Blame Avoidance in Twitter (2020-2022).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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