Rebecca Ashley

Research Student



  • BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics, University of Kent
  • MSc Human Resource Management, University of Kent


Graduate Teaching Assistantship  

Conference Activities

Undergraduate research was presented at the 24th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. 

Research interests

The Role of Accents in Influencing Employee Behaviours and Inequalities in British Workplaces

Rebecca's research draws upon her grounding in both linguistics and human resource management to explore the role of accents in influencing employee behaviours and inequalities in British Workplaces.
This research seeks to bridge this gap between the linguistic and business communities by qualitatively exploring accent inequality in the workplace. Additionally, this project contributes to the ongoing research on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses as, online communication has become the dominant mode of workplace interactions, which may exacerbate the judgements made on how people speak.  



1st Supervisor's Research Group

People, Management and Organisation 

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