Kathleen Ahrens

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Short bioKathleen Ahrens is a Professor in the Department of English and the Director of the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is Chair of the Executive Board for the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (18-22), former President of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities (18-19), and a member of the International Advisory Board for the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam. She takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of metaphor, running behavioural crowd-sourcing, neuro-imaging, and reaction times studies, as well as analysing metaphor use through corpus-based and ontological-based approaches.
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