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 over from Trinity College, Dublin in September 2015. 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: