I am attached to Language Development Support, under the supervision of Professor Janinka Greenwood, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Studies, College of Education, University of Canterbury. My responsibilities focus on the development of English language proficiency for academic purposes in international postgraduate students.
At present I am pursuing my doctorate at the University of Canterbury, where I am working towards developing the emerging field of Applied Drama in English Language Learning (ADELL).
Additionally, I am a lecturer with the Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, where I specialise in language teaching and teacher training.
I have various interests in a few fields concerning language. Among them would be historical linguistics, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, ESL teaching and teacher training, and drama in education. The emerging field of Applied Drama in English Language Learning is of particular interest to me as it combines the best elements of my two passions - drama and language.