I joined the University of Portsmouth full-time in September 2011 after submitting my PhD thesis. I was awarded my PhD (funded by the AHRC) in Applied Linguistics in January 2012.
My main research interests are in:
(1) Written and visual technical/professional communication (both modern and historical)
(2) Tattoos (particularly tattooing in Japan, stick and poke (hand poke) tattooing and representations of tattooing in fiction)
(3) English language learning and teaching in Japan
Prior to coming to Portsmouth, I worked in Japan. I currently collaborate with researchers in Japan from Kanto Gakuin University/関東学院大学 and the University of Aizu/会津大学.