I have a BA (Hons, 2000) and a PhD (2005) in East Asian Studies from Ca' Foscari University (Venezia). Between 2005-2007 I was a visiting researcher at Hosei University (Tokyo) and post-doctoral research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Before arriving at Manchester in 2013 I spent six years in New Zealand, working at the University of Otago as Lecturer and, from 2012, Senior Lecturer in Asian Religions (2007-2013).
I am currently the Director of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership,a consortium sponsored by the AHRC of seven universities and HEIs. It offers postgraduate studentships, supervision, training and skills development across the full range of the Arts and Humanities disciplines.