I have been working at Oxford University since 2004 before which I spent 15 years as a professor of Japanese studies at the University of Essex. I am based in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies where I acted as director between 2006-2014. In October 2011 I became head of SIAS and served in that post until December 2014. I was a member of the Area Studies panel in the REF2014 exercise.
Professor in the Politics of Japan and Course Director for the MSc/MPhil in Japanese Studies
Administrator at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
I joined the Nissan Institute of Japanese in December 1998 and I am the Administrator for the MSc and MPhil programme in Japanese Studies. In 2004 the Institute came under the umbrella of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS).