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Dr Karyn Stapleton Senior Lecturer

School of Communication
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Room 17E16
Jordanstown campus
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 (0)28 903 66321
Karyn   Stapleton

Karyn Stapleton is a Senior Lecturer and Subject Director for Communication, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds a BSc Hons (first class) in Communication (1997) and a PhD in Communication (2001), both from Ulster University. Prior to joining the School in 2007, she worked as a researcher on a number of externally funded research projects.  

Karyn’s core teaching and research interests are in interpersonal communication, social psychology, discourse analysis, and identity management. She has published 30 peer-reviewed papers in these areas, and was an invited contributor to the Handbook of Pragmatics (de Gruyter, 2010). She co-edited Devolution and Identity (Ashgate 2006, with John Wilson); and is currently co-editing Advances in Swearing Research (Benjamins, with Kristy Beers Fagersten).  

Karyn holds professional membership of the ICA, BPS, IPrA, IALSP, and ECREA, and in 2014, was appointed to a Royal Irish Academy multidisciplinary committee. She is a reviewer for a range of journals and conferences and has acted as an ESRC End of Award Rapporteur. She is a member of the Organising Committee for the 15th International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) Conference (Belfast, 2017) and was a joint recipient of the 2015 Belfast Ambassador of the Year award. She has also been a member of the Organising/Program Committees for (ECREA) ICSI conferences (2011 and 2013).  

Karyn has co-supervised three PhDs to completion and is currently co-supervising three PhDs in applied areas of communication. She is External Examiner at ITT, Dublin, and was External Examiner at Manchester Metropolitan University (2012-2016).

Research publications

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