Sarah Duffy

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Sarah's main strand of research explores the ways in which people understand and reason about metaphors, with a particular focus on the factors that influence people’s perspectives on the movement of events in time. She is currently writing a monograph with Michele Feist for Cambridge University Press on time, metaphor, and language from a Cognitive Science perspective. Sarah is also involved in a number of projects exploring the pervasiveness of metaphor and embodied cognition in education and society.

Research Student Supervision Interests

Sarah has supervised 1 PhD thesis and 12 MA dissertations to completion. She welcomes applications from students interested in researching the following areas: metaphor; embodied cognition; language and thought; cognitive linguistics in education; cognitive linguistics in society.

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Linguistics

    PhD, Cognitive Linguistics, Northumbria University, 2014 (funded by the Department of Humanities, Northumbria University)

    - 16 Sep 2014
  • BA (Hons), English Language

    - 27 Jun 2008

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, FHEA

    16 Nov 2016