Welcome to my website.
Welcome to my website, which provides details of all of my research activities and publications. Most of these resources are available for download – I’m happy to share them with applied linguists, language teachers and language students around the world!
Research interests: Discourse analysis, corpus analysis, authenticity, language pedagogy, materials design, second language writing strategies, research methodologies, complex systems.
Associate Professor (Academic English)
Department of Civil Engineering University of Tokyo
1989: B.Sc. Honours Degree in Biological Chemistry, University of Leicester, U.K.
1991: Cambridge University Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (International House, Barcelona, Spain)
1996: Cambridge University Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (International Language Centres, Tokyo, Japan)
1998: M.A. in English Language Teaching, University of Nottingham, U.K.
1998: Registered Teacher Trainer for the University of Cambridge CELTA course, SKOLA Teacher Training, London, U.K.
2007: PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham, U.K. Thesis title: Getting real in the language classroom: Developing Japanese students’ communicative competence with authentic materials (supervisors: Professor Ronald Carter & Professor Zoltán Dörnyei).
2009 ~ Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan (courses include: ‘Cross-Cultural Communication’; ‘Introduction to Research Methods’; ‘Introduction to English Language Teaching’; Academic Reading; Academic Writing; Presentation Skills; English Comprehension).
2009 ~ Member of Language Teaching International Advisory Board (Cambridge University Press, U.K.).
2009 ~ 2016 Associate Editor for the Asian EFL Journal.
2009 ~ 2014 Materials writer & supervisor (Discourse Analysis) for distance learning M.A. Nottingham University, U.K.
2007 ~ 2009 Visiting Lecturer (Applied Linguistics), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
2003 ~ 2009 Medical English teacher, Hyogo Emergency Medical Center, Kobe, Japan.
2002 ~ 2007 Assistant/Associate Professor, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan.
2002 ~ 2007 Teacher Trainer, University of Cambridge CELTA, Language Resources, Kobe, Japan.
2002 ~ 2009 Lecturer, Konan Women’s University, Kobe, Japan.
1999 ~ 2002 English Instructor/Materials Designer, British Aerospace, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
1999 Teacher Trainer for University of Cambridge CELTA, Stoke-on-Trent College, U.K.
1998 ~ 1999 English Instructor (part-time), Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.
1996 ~ 1997 Director of Studies, International Language Centres, Tokyo, Japan.
1994 ~ 1996 English Instructor, International Language Centres, Tokyo, Japan.
1992 ~ 1994 English Instructor, Anglo Mexicano Instituto de Cultura, Mexico D. F., Mexico.