I am a permanent FNRS research associate at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Institut Langage et Communication, Université catholique de Louvain, and an affiliate member of the Corpus Linguistics Lab, University of Florida.

I hold a PhD in Linguistics (Université catholique de Louvain) and a degree in Natural Language Processing (Université de Liège).

I am founding editor (with Marcus Callies, Bremen University) and co-editor (with Sandra Götz, Philipps University Marburg) of the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research.  I am also a founding member (with my colleagues Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Sylviane Granger and Fanny Meunier) and Board member of the Learner Corpus Research Association.

I am the director of the international project ‘Varieties of English for Specific Purposes dAtabase (VESPA)’, which aims to compile and analyze a learner corpus of academic writing representing a wide range of disciplines and text types, and a newly appointed member of the IRIS Advisory Group.

My research interests include (but are not limited to) corpus linguistics, learner corpus research, vocabulary, phraseology (collocations, lexical bundles, …), pedagogical lexicography, electronic lexicography, terminology, EAP (English for Academic Purposes), ESP (English for Specific Purposes), EFL (English as a Foreign Language), SLA (Second Language Acquisition), linguistic complexity and L1 influence.