I have a BA from the University of Sydney in history, French and Japanese and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of New England, Australia. I’ve taught English as a foreign or additional language from tertiary to kindergarten level in Australia, France, Japan, Argentina and China. Working at BSB gives me a great opportunity to pull together all my previous experience with different levels, different ages and different nationalities – all in the one position. The level of challenge and reward that comes from working at BSB would be hard to find in any other single job.
I’ve lived in the historic centre of Beijing for 12 years and it provides me no end of opportunity to indulge my interest in Chinese culture and history – whether through it’s restaurants and markets or the young adult fiction it inspires me to write.