I am a Senior Lecturer in Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University. My main area of research is discourse analysis and I am particularly interested in participatory approaches to democracy, community management of resources, and negotiations between government and civic society. Current research projects include Representations of Sustainability on the Web and Community Perspectives on Sustainability. I am at present establishing a multidisciplinary research network here at Cardiff University into Sustainability on the Edge: Island Communities in the 21st Century. See my profile for more details.