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Dr Michael Farrelly

Dr Michael Farrelly

Senior Lecturer in English Language

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Humanities

Summary

Dr Michael Farrelly is a Senior Lecturer in English language with research expertise in critical discourse analysis. He has published on methods of CDA, intertextuality, discourse and democracy and critical policy discourse analysis.

Michael Farrelly on ResearchGate

He is currently working on discourses and the climate crisis.

Dr Farrelly gained his PhD, in critical discourse discourse analysis and local democracy, at Lancaster under the supervision of Professor Norman Fairclough, Professor Greg Myers and Professor Ruth Wodak.

He has applied a critical discourse analytic approach to numerous research projects at the University of Liverpool, the University of Birmingham, the Open University and at Lancaster University, as well as at Hull.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Reimagining local governance in the UK: Understanding public discourse on the Preston model

Farrelly, M. (2021). Reimagining local governance in the UK: Understanding public discourse on the Preston model. In J. Manley, & P. B. Whyman (Eds.), The Preston model and community wealth building: Creating a socio-economic democracy for the future (79-92). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003053736

Analysing the representation of social actors: a conceptualisation of objects of governance

Farrelly, M. (2019). Analysing the representation of social actors: a conceptualisation of objects of governance. In N. Montesano Montessori, M. Farrelly, & J. Mulderrig (Eds.), Critical policy discourse analysis. London: Edward Elgar Publishing

Analysing the representation of social actors: The conceptualisation of objects of governance

Farrelly, M. (2019). Analysing the representation of social actors: The conceptualisation of objects of governance. In N. Montesano Montessori, M. Farrelly, & J. Mulderrig (Eds.), Critical Policy Discourse Analysis (147-168). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788974967.00012

Journal Article

What is spatial planning saying? A conceptual and methodological framework to assess the institutionalization of nature using critical discourse analysis

Mendes, R., Fidélis, T., Roebling, P., Teles, F., & Farrelly, M. (in press). What is spatial planning saying? A conceptual and methodological framework to assess the institutionalization of nature using critical discourse analysis. Critical Discourse Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2022.2150668

Does the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) sufficiently prioritise enablement of access to therapeutic opioids? A systematic critical analysis of six INCB annual reports, 1968-2018

Clark, J. D., Johnson, M., Fabowale, B., Farrelly, M., & Currow, D. (in press). Does the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) sufficiently prioritise enablement of access to therapeutic opioids? A systematic critical analysis of six INCB annual reports, 1968-2018. Journal of Global Health Reports, 4, Article e2020042

Research interests

critical discourse analysis; cultural political economy; critical policy analysis; interpretive policy analysis; discourse and the environment; sustainability, discourse and politics.

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

ECPE PPF: A demonstrate process to showcase the plastic conversion into fuels

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£15,000.00

Started

1 October 2019

Status

Complete

Project

Evolving a Circular Plastics Economy

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£938,304.00

Started

1 January 2019

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Farrelly is keen to supervise PhD research which applies critical discourse analysis (CDA) and / or cultural political economy (CPE) to issues of political, social, environmental, and economic justice.

Current PhD supervisions

- Muhammad Imran Khan, Analysing Cohesion in English

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