Writing and communication
Translation (Japanese to English)
2018 - current Publisher, Totara Press
2017 - current Committee member, Rivers Group (a technical group of Engineering NZ)
2017 - current Director, KHM Consulting
2012 - 2017 Senior policy analyst, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington.
2010 - 2017 Trustee, Nga Manu Nature Reserve Board of Trustees (unpaid position)
2008 - 2012 Policy analyst, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington.
2006 - 2008 Lecturer, International Pacific College, Palmerston North.
2001 - 2005 Translation project manager, Tait Electronics Ltd, Christchurch
1997 - 2001 Development service manager, Trimble Navigation Ltd, Christchurch
2005 - 2007 Doctorate in Japanese Studies, Canterbury University
2003 - 2004 Master of Arts, Canterbury University
1995 - 2000 Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, Massey University
1992 - 1994 Post-graduate Diploma in Development Studies, Massey University
1992 - 1996 Graduate Diploma in Chinese (with Distinction), Massey University
1990 - 1994 Bachelor of Arts (majoring in East Asian Studies), Tezukayama Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan
Grants & Awards
2017 - Earle Creativity Trust Award for Wildbore project
2017 - Ravaged Beauty receives J.M. Sherrard Award (major award) for excellence in local & regional history
2016 - New Zealand's Rivers longlisted for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017
2016 - New Zealand's Rivers selected as one of New Zealand Listener's Best Books for 2016
2014 - Ravaged Beauty selected as Palmerston North Heritage Trust Award for best book relating to the Manawatu
2014 - New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Award in History
2012 - Palmerston North CIty Natural and Cultural Heritage Incentive Fund
2012 - Claude McCarthy Fellowship
2011 - New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Award in History
2005 - University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship
2005 - Barbara Mito Reed Award
2003 - University of Canterbury Master's Scholarship
See Publications page.