My main research interests are in:
- Tattoos (particularly tattooing in Japan and Japanese style tattoos outside of Japan)
- Written and visual technical/professional communication (both modern and historical)
- The use of written and visual technical/professional communication for language teaching in Japan
I am interested in supervising PhD students in any of these areas.
I have written a book Controlling Language in Industry: Controlled Languages for Technical Documents that was published in February 2017 (Palgrave Macmillan) and edited a book Current Practices and Trends in Technical and Professional Communication that was published in July 2017 (ISTC Books).
I collaborate regularly with researchers in Japan, particularly from Kanto Gakuin University (関東学院大学) and the University of Aizu (会津大学).
I joined the University of Portsmouth as a full-time lecturer in 2011. I have an AHRC-funded PhD in Applied Linguistics, which I was awarded in January 2012. I have also been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since October 2015.
I teach both classroom based and distance learning students.
- Workplace Discourse
- Writing to Persuade
- Starting Language Research
- Business Communication
- The Project
- Technical Communication
- Critical Approaches to Specialised Translation (revising and editing for translators and Japanese to English translation)
- Translation Technologies (corpus/glossary building and pre- and post-editing of machine translation)
- Translation Project (Japanese to English translation)
- dissertation supervision