Frances is a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter and is currently working towards her interpreting assessor qualification. In October 2017 she will begin studying for a PhD at UCL Institute of Education under the supervision of Professor Chloe Marshall. This research will examine the access provision for deaf students in higher education.
Her master’s research considered the ‘th’ mouth gesture as a non-manual adverbial morpheme in BSL and can be found here: Lewin, D. & Schembri, A. (2011) Mouth gestures in British Sign Language (BSL): A case study of tongue protrusion in BSL narratives. Sign Language & Linguistics 14(1), 94-114.
Frances teaches English at all levels and also undertakes a small amount of proofreading work: academic assignments, business documents and web content.