I studied Linguistics with Japanese at the University of Reading, UK, graduating with a BA in 2001. During this time I also spent an exchange year at Hosei University in Tokyo. After graduating I worked in the publishing industry in a variety of editorial and production roles, first at Oxford University Press and later at Hodder Arnold Publishers, before returning to academic study in 2008. After an MA in Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics at the University of Essex, UK, I began doctoral studies in psycholinguistics, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council. In 2011 I transferred to the newly established Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism (PRIM) in Germany, and was awarded a DPhil in Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (General Linguistics) from the University of Potsdam in 2014. I am now a post-doctoral researcher on the project “Syntactic and discourse-level constraints in native and non-native pronoun resolution”, which is based at PRIM and funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).