Dr Dimitrinka Atanasova

Lecturer in Intercultural Communication

Current Teaching


  • LING232 Understanding Media (UG)
  • LING317 Language in the Workplace (UG)
  • LING443 Intercultural Communication (PG)


  • LING102 English Language (UG)
  • LING204 Discourse Analysis (UG)
  • LING214 Corporate Communication (UG)
  • LING531 Trends & Issues in Language Teaching Methodology (PG)

Programme administration:

  • Director of Studies for the MA in Discourse Studies, the MA in Language and Linguistics and the MA in English Language and Literary Studies
  • Acting Director of Studies for the PhD by Thesis and Coursework programme (Term 1, 2017/18)

Mental health advocacy on Twitter: Positioning in Depression Awareness Week tweets
Koteyko, N., Atanasova, D. 10/05/2018 In: Discourse, Context and Media.
Journal article

Obesity frames and counter-frames in British and German online newspapers
Atanasova, D., Koteyko, N. 1/11/2017 In: Health. 21, 6, p. 650-669. 20 p.
Journal article

“Keep moving forward. LEFT RIGHT LEFT”: A critical metaphor analysis and addressivity analysis of personal and professional obesity blogs
Atanasova, D. 9/10/2017 In: Discourse, Context and Media.
Journal article

Macro weather and micro blogging: content analysis, media ecology and the sharing of climate change on Twitter
Veltri, G., Atanasova, D. 1/08/2017 In: Public Understanding of Science. 26, 6, p. 721-737. 17 p.
Journal article

Metaphors in Guardian Online and Mail Online opinion-page content on climate change: war, religion, and politics
Atanasova, D., Koteyko, N. 1/06/2017 In: Environmental Communication. 11, 4, p. 452-469. 18 p.
Journal article

Representations of mental health and arts participation in the national and local British press, 2007-2015
Atanasova, D., Koteyko, N., Brown, B., Crawford, P. 18/05/2017 In: Health.
Journal article

Metaphors in online editorials and op-eds about climate change, 2006 - 2013: a study of Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States
Atanasova, D., Koteyko, N. 14/03/2017 In: The role of language in the climate change debate. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Metaphor and the representation of scientific issues: climate change in online and print media
Koteyko, N., Atanasova, D. 2017 In: The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Discourse analysis approaches for assessing climate change communication and media representations
Koteyko, N., Atanasova, D. 12/2016 In: Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. Oxford University Press
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

A report on the role of the media in the information flows that emerge during crisis situations
Reilly, P., Atanasova, D. 31/05/2016
Other contribution

A strategy for communication between key agencies and members of the public during crisis situations
Reilly, P., Atanasova, D. 4/05/2016
Other contribution

Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Reilly, P., Veneti, A., Atanasova, D. 2016
Other contribution

Sentiment analysis: a market relevant and reliable measure of public feeling?
Gunter, B., Koteyko, N., Atanasova, D. 2014 In: International Journal of Market Research. 56, 2, p. 231-247. 17 p.
Journal article

Ways of seeing obesity: a visual content analysis of British and German online newspapers, 2009-2011
Atanasova, D., Gunter, B., Koteyko, N. 2013 In: The International Journal of Communication and Health. 8 p.
Journal article

Obesity in the news: directions for future research
Atanasova, D., Koteyko, N., Gunter, B. 06/2012 In: Obesity Reviews. 13, 6, p. 554-559. 6 p.
Journal article