• 2022 – 2024 Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics), University of Southern Queensland
    Thesis: ‘Detection of Sea Level and Coastal Wetland Changes in Micronesia and the Solomon Islands Using Artificial Intelligence’
  • 2020 – 2021 Diploma in Science, University of New England
  • 2016 – Diploma of Financial Planning, Kaplan Professional
  • 2011 – Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Monash University
  • 2007 ~ 2010 – Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
    Thesis: ‘An Analysis of L2 Japanese Learners’ Social CMC with Native Speakers: Interaction, Language Use and Language Learning’
  • 2006 – Honours in Linguistics and Japanese, Monash University
    Thesis: ‘Language Use in Intercultural Internet Chat between Learners of Japanese and English in Informal Contexts’
  • 2003 ~ 2005 – Bachelor of Arts (Languages), Monash University (double major 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
  • First-Class Honours
  • J.V. Neustupny Award

BA (Languages)

  • Linguistics 2nd Year Prize
  • Made a member of Golden Key Honour Society (top 15% of students)

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
  • Teaching philosophies
  • Class dynamics and students’ behaviour