Bella is a PhD researcher at Newcastle University (UK). Her research compares high- and low-scoring impact case studies from the UK REF conducted in 2014, looking at linguistic and other differences between them. Seeing who might find her research useful is a major motivation for doing any research, and so she is excited to be able to share her results with the wider Research Impact community. She also supports many UK universities in writing case studies for the upcoming REF assessment cycle, advising on how best to articulate impact. This insight into research across the disciplinary spectrum feeds her natural curiosity: “It is super rewarding to see how many different things can be researched, in what ways, and what people can then do with that research.”
Outside of research and consulting, she teaches English for Academic Purposes to mainly international students, where one of her main interests is the effect that texts have on the reader, right down to grammar choices. She loves conferences, both for the intellectual input and for the networking with colleagues from all over, and is curious to see how this pans out in the online space.