Roles in service to the research community have included: Secretary of EACL (the European Chapter of the ACL), President of SIGPARSE (ACL Special Interest Group on Natural Language Parsing), programme committee area chair for the EACL'99, COLING'00, ACL'02 and IJCNLP'04 conferences, and General Chair of ACL'07.
Some career highlights have been: best paper awards at ACL'04 and IJCNLP'05, and keynote talks at TSD'10, Dialogue'12 and CICLing'12.
I have published around 150 journal articles, refereed conference and workshop papers, and book chapters. I have made major contributions to two large open source NLP software systems. I co-founded and am a director of iLexIR Ltd, a spin-out company from the Universities of Sussex and Cambridge.