Professor McEnery is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University and Adjunct Professor in University of Limerick's School of Languages, Literature, Culture & Communication.

He writes and publishes extensively on corpus and computational linguistics. He is a renowned researcher in the field of corpus linguistics, which involves the study of language patterns and structures using large collections of written or spoken texts, known as corpora.

Tony McEnery has made significant contributions to corpus linguistics and its applications in various linguistic and language-related studies. He has worked on projects that examine language change, variation, and usage across different genres and time periods, providing valuable insights into the evolution of language.

He has authored and co-authored numerous publications, including books and research papers, on topics related to corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and the application of corpora in areas such as stylistics, sociolinguistics, and language teaching.