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) English language learning and teaching in Japan
(3) Japan studies (particularly Japanese tattoos and representations of tattoos/tattoo artists in modern Japanese fiction)
Prior to coming to Portsmouth, I worked in Japan. I currently collaborate with researchers in Japan from the University of Aizu/会津大学 and Kanto Gakuin University/関東学院大学.