I am currently Assistant Professor at Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan.
My research interests are Japanese national security, East Asian geopolitics and development, science and technology policy, and Japanese domestic politics.
I was previously the Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow in the Graduate School for East Asian Studies at Freie Universität Berlin from 2015 to 2019.
I finished my PhD at the University of Auckland in 2015.
I worked at the Ministry of Research, Science, and Technology from 2007-2010 as a policy adviser in the innovation system policy team.
I was a participant on the JET program (2004-2007: Fukushima-shi)
I graduated with a BA (hons) and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Canterbury in 2004.
In 2009, I also received a Graduate Diploma in Japanese Studies from Massey University.
I have been published in academic journals including the Pacific Review, International Affairs here, here, and here, Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs, the Canadian Naval Review, and the International Relations of the Asia-Pacific journal.
You can find my chapter in Professor Anne-Marie Brady’s book on New Zealand foreign policy here.