Employment History

  • Partner, Coaching to Clarity  (2019 – pres)
  • Professorial Adjunct, Charles Sturt University (Aug 2018- pres)
  • Principal Honorary Fellow, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry,Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong (Aug 2018 – pres)
  • Director, Learning Design, Division of Student Learning, Charles Sturt University (2015-Aug 2018)
  • Academic Research Officer, Centre for Defence Research, Australian Defence College (2014)
  • Secretary of Defence Fellow, Department of Defence (2013)
  • Director of Studies, Defence Force School of Languages, Laverton, Victoria (2008 – 2012)
  • Senior Honourary Fellow, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW (2008-2010)
  • Academic (promoted to Senior Lecturer and Head of Program) in English Language and Linguistics (ELL) and Japanese Language, Modern Languages Program, School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages, University of Wollongong (1993–2008)
  • Lecturer in Japanese, Faculty of Arts, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (1991-1993)
  • Director of Gonichi Language Services (1986-2004)
  • Japanese and English Language Teacher, Tokyo (1982-1985)

Academic Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language and Culture, Charles Sturt University (2017)
  • Master of Philosophy, University of NSW, Canberra (2014)
    Thesis: Battling with Words: A study of language, diversity and social inclusion in the Australian Department of Defence 
  • Diploma in Project Management, Best Practice Project Management Pty. Ltd. (Registered Training Organisation), Canberra (2014)
  • Certificate IV in Teaching and Assessment, Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne (2011)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong (2002)
    Thesis title: Exploring the Textual Metafunction in Japanese: A case study of selected written texts.
  • Master of Arts (Merit) – Applied Linguistics (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-TESOL), University of Sydney (1988)
  • Advanced I Intensive Japanese Course, Japanese Language Institute, Yotsuya, Japan (1984)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney (1984)