Staff Profiles: Arran Stibbe

Arran Stibbe

Staff Profile: Arran Stibbe
Professor of Ecological Linguistics

Arran Stibbe

Arran Stibbe

Professor of Ecological Linguistics


In my teaching and research I focus on how language makes us who we are as people, and the role of language in building the kind of society we live in, using discourse analysis and ecolinguistics.


My research and teaching examines how language encodes the stories we live by, and shapes how we see ourselves and our relationship with other animals and the earth. This involves linguistic analysis of a wide range of discourses, from advertising which encourages people to buy unnecessary and ecologically damaging products, to the inspirational language of nature writing.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Linguistics Lancaster University 1996
MSc Human Ecology The Open University 2005
MSc Speech and Natural Language Processing Edinburgh University 1992


National Teaching Fellow  

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


My areas of teaching include communication for leadership, language and ethics, identity, ecolinguistics, and critical discourse analysis. 


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


My research uses critical discourse analysis to analyse texts which are central in establishing identities and shaping society. I have analysed the discursive construction of health, illness, animals, masculinity?, the environment, and disability.


More publications from Arran Stibbe can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

Professional positions

Founder and convenor of the Ecolinguistics Association

External examining

MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility, Ashridge Executive Education