Stephen Lucek is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at UCD. His research focuses on linguistic competencies and resources of language users in Ireland. This extends to multilingualism, sociolinguistic variation, and applied linguistics more generally. In much simpler terms, Dr Lucek was recently an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow in Linguistics in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics from 2018–2021. Describing the linguistic situation in educational contexts in Irish schools has a profound impact on the linguistic needs and competencies of a rapidly diversifying population. Stephen is interested in how the research community can help with policy-making and everyday language problems in schools.