Katharine Young

   Position: Bilingual Research Methods Lecturer
   School: Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
   E-mail: KYoung2@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44 (0)29 2020 5991​​
   Room No: D3.10A


  • Bilingual Research Methods (Health)
  • L4 Professional and Interprofessional Development
  • L4 Conducting and Communicating Research in Psychology
  • L5 Research Methods in Health
  • L5 Research Methods in Sport


  • Morris, J, Ezeani, I, Gruffydd, I, Young, K, Davies, L, El-Haj, M and Knight, D. Forth. Welsh automatic text summarisation. Language and Technology in Wales: Volume II, ed. D. Prys. Bangor: Canolfan Bedwyr.
  • Morris, Jonathan & Young, K. Forth. Beth mae cyfnewid cod yn ei gyfleu? [What does code-switching convey?]. Gwerddon Fach
  • Young, K. Forth. The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Welsh Immersion Context. Doctoral Thesis, Cardiff University.
  • Young, K. 2021. Welsh education through late immersion: mapping the provision in Wales (Government Social Research Report). Cardiff: Welsh Government


Katharine Young is a lecturer in the School of Sport and Health Sciences, with a primary teaching focus on research methods through the medium of Welsh. She joined the school in 2021, whilst completing her PhD in Welsh linguistics. Her current research interests lie in the field of education, bilingualism and language acquisition in Wales and beyond. Katharine undertook a secondment at Welsh Government in 2020, mapping the provision of late immersion education across Wales. Katharine has 4 years of experience working on research projects; from working with the Open University, looking at perceptions of citizenship in the new Curriculum for Wales, to contributing to the creation of CorCenCC, a corpus of contemporary Welsh.

Katharine was previously a secondary school teacher, and her doctoral thesis explores stylistic variation in Welsh immersion schools. Katharine welcomes collaborations on projects relating to bilingualism, bilingual education, the Welsh language, minoritized languages and teaching practices.