I completed an BA from The University of Queensland in 1996, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, which is an internationally recognized certification for teaching at the K-12 level. In 2002, I completed a M.Ed. (TESOL/Second Language Teaching) with a research component at The University of Sydney, while continuing to work in the NSW public school system. From 2004, I moved into higher education, and I began my PhD research, while working full-time at universities in Australia and Japan. In 2010, I submitted and passed my doctoral dissertation for the award of PhD (Education) from the University of Sydney. For more information on my education history, click here.
I am an associate professor in applied linguistics at the University of Oxford having moved from Trinity College, Dublin in September 2015. Click here for archived courses and materials from my teaching at Trinity. Before coming to Trinity, I was assistant professor in the Department of Business at Rikkyo University in Japan, where I created curriculum for the Bilingual Business Leader Program--one of the few bilingual business degrees in Asia. I also taught Communication Theory in the Master of International Business program. Before coming to Rikkyo, I taught at a number of universities, including Kanda University of International Studies, Tohoku University, and The University of Sydney. For more information on my work history, click here.
My research interests include: