I’m currently an Assistant Professor at Kansai University in Osaka. Recently, I completed a PhD in Education at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. I received MA in TESOL from the Institute of Education, University College London, and also MA and BA in Education from Hokkaido University of Education in Japan. I taught English as a foreign language in different educational institutions in Japan.

My current research interests centre on second language speech assessment, individual differences in speech perception, and second language pronunciation teaching.

All the photos in the header were taken by me 📷