I’ve lived in Japan since 2000 and am an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Toyama Faculty of Medicine. My research interests include academic literacies, writing for publication, and more broadly second language acquisition. On the topic of second language acquisition, I am the lead editor of two book projects, Innovating EFL Teaching in Asia (2011) and Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia (2014), both published by Palgrave Macmillan.
I’m currently a part-time PhD student with Open University, UK in the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), under the supervision of Theresa Lillis and Ann Hewings. If you are interested in my academic work, my Academia.edu profile is the most up to date place to look.
Scholarly issues of importance to me include access to publication for scholars outside of the anglophone center, particularly for scholars based in Asia, as that’s where I’ve spent my career.
Before moving to Toyama, I lived in Nagano for eleven years, which is where I call home.