I am a lecturer in the fields of TESOL and discourse studies. I took my master’s at Aston and PhD at York St John University. Before moving into lecturing I taught English in Japan, working with Japanese volunteers prior to their departure to various overseas countries. My recent research is based on ethnographic accounts of those volunteers’ experiences in terms of language, communication and culture. I also investigated teacher and learner conceptions of English with an emphasis on its global diversity. I am particularly interested in global diversity in language and communication, and the implications of this for language pedagogy.
PhD supervision (associate supervisor)
I am interested in supervising PhD research students in areas related to global diversity in English and its implications for Applied Linguistics (including TESOL) and/or pedagogy in a broader sense. This would include projects associated with the following academic fields:
I also have a wider interest in supervising research related to linguistic ethnography and discourse studies.