This page contains an archived summary of my qualifications pertinent to my academic career. An updated copy of my academic and employment history is available on Linked In. I welcome contact from anyone interested in connecting!

  • 2016 – Diploma of Financial Planning
  • 2011 – Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • 2007 ~ 2010 – Doctorate at Monash University
  • 2006 – Combined Honours in Linguistics and Japanese at Monash University
  • 2003 ~ 2005 – BA Languages at Monash University (majoring in Advanced Japanese and Linguistics)



  • Monash University ASAA Presidents’ Prize and DK Award for the Outstanding Thesis on Asia nominee
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship
  • Recipient of Research Training Scheme (RTS) place
  • JSAA Postgraduate Scholarship (transport, accommodation and conference fee waiver)
  • Monash Travel Grant (to attend CASTEL-J Hawaii conference)


  • Faculty of Arts Scholarship
  • J.V. Neustupny Award

BA (Languages)

  • Linguistics 2nd Year Prize
  • Made a member of Golden Key Honour Society

Teaching Awards

  • Dean’s Commendation of Excellence in Teaching for outstanding teaching in Japanese 1 (2010)
  • Dean’s Sessional Teaching Award (for outstanding student-centred teaching in Japanese Sociolinguistics (2009) and Japanese Language Acquisition and Use (2008)

Professional Development:

  • NVivo qualitative analysis software (22/02/2008)
  • Teaching philosophies workshop (16/04/2008)
  • Workshop on class dynamics and students’ behaviour (5/10/2009)