Elizabeth Stokoe is Professor of Social Interaction in the School of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. She uses conversation analysis to understand how talk works – from first dates to medical communication and from sales encounters to hostage negotiation.
Outside the university, she runs workshops with doctors, mediators, salespeople, police and other professionals using her research-based communication training approach called the “Conversation Analytic Role-play Method”. CARM won a WIRED Innovation Fellowship in 2015.
Stokoe’s research and biography were featured on the BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific. In addition to publishing over 100 scientific papers and books, she is passionate about science communication, translating the world of conversation analysis for audiences of all kinds. She has given TED, New Scientist, Google and Royal Institution lectures, and performed at Latitude Festival (in the Wellcome Trust/British Psychological Society stage) and Cheltenham Science Festivals. Her book, Talk: The Science of Conversation, is published by Little, Brown (2018).