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Temple University Japan
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Job title
Adjunct fellow
Ed.D. Educational Administration and Policy Studies(The George Washington University)
Other affiliation
Yokosuka Council on Asia Pacific Studies
Research funding number


Annette Bradford, Adjunct Fellow at Temple University Japan's Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, is recognized for her work in the internationalization of higher education, particularly as it relates to Japan.

Annette has published extensively on international higher education, and has presented her research at conferences in Asia, Europe and the U.S. She is active in several professional organizations, currently serving as founding co-chair of the East Asia group of ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education). She has also held positions within NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and TESOL International.

She has worked as an associate professor in the School of Business Administration at Meiji University, Tokyo, and has completed terms as a non-resident fellow at The Pacific Forum CSIS, and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Japan. Previously, she worked worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and cross-cultural communication specialist in countries across Asia, in Europe and in the United States.

She was born in the U.K., and has lived and worked in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany, the U.S. and the U.K. She holds an EdD in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the George Washington University, an MA in Linguistics from the University of Surrey, and a BA in Modern Languages from the University of East Anglia.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jun 2015
Adjunct Fellow, Institute Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan
Apr 2017
Aug 2019
Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, Meiji University
Apr 2014
Mar 2017
Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, Meiji University
Apr 2013
Dec 2013
Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan Researcher
Jan 2013
Mar 2016
Sasakawa Peace Foundation Non-Resident Fellow Researcher


Aug 2010
May 2015
Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
Mar 2003
May 2005
Linguistics (TESOL), University of Surrey
Sep 1994
Jul 1998
Modern Languages: German, EUR, University of East Anglia

Published Papers

Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development   1-15   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
McIlroy, T., Aoyama, T., BRADFORD Annette, Naganuma, N., Ozeki, N.
Pan SIG Journal 2017. Tokyo: JALT Pan SIG   234-240   Sep 2018   [Invited]
Undergraduate English-medium instruction in Japan: Policy and implementation
Humanities and Social Sciences Bulletin Meiji University   (64) 65-76   Mar 2018   [Invited]
BRADFORD Annette, BROWN Howard
International Higher Education   Winter(92) 24-25   Jan 2018
BRADFORD Annette, BROWN Howard
In P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.), Transformation in Language Education. Tokyo: JALT   2016(1) 328-334   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
ISBN: 978-4-901352-54-3

Books etc

Teaching subject-content through English: CLIL and EMI courses in the Japanese university. In P. Wadden & C.C. Hale (Eds.), Teaching English at Japanese Universities: A New Handbook.
BRADFORD Annette, BROWN Howard (Part:Contributor, 103-108)
Routledge   Oct 2018   
English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes
BRADFORD Annette, BROWN Howard (Part:Joint Editor)
Multilingual Matters   Nov 2017   


Review of the book: International Education Policy in Japan in an Age of Globalisation and Risk, by Robert W. Aspinall
JALT Journal, Vol. 37 No. 1. The research journal of the Japan Association for Language Teaching.   37(1) 59-62   May 2015

Conference Activities & Talks

New Contexts and Cultures: Exploring Faculty Members' Sense of Fit in the Internationalized University Classroom.
The IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research – Hong Kong, SAR. China.   20 Oct 2018   
English-Medium Instruction Issues Facing Japan. [Invited]
Oxford University invited speaker. Oxford EMI English-Medium Instruction Training. International Christian University, Tokyo Japan   23 Aug 2018   
[Book Talk] English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, challenges and outcomes. [Invited]
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies Lecture Series, Temple University Japan, Tokyo, Japan   23 Oct 2017   
ICLHE Across Contexts: Japan. Invited Speaker. [Invited]
ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark.   5 Oct 2017   
English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Introduction.
53rd Annual Conference of the Japan Comparative Education Society, Tokyo, Japan.   23 Jun 2017   

Awards & Honors

Mar 2013
New Scholars Dissertation Workshop Award, Comparative International Education Society (CIES)

Committee Memberships

May 2018
ICLHE: Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education  Japan Symposium Organizing Committee Member
May 2017
NAFSA: Association of International Educators  Japan Special Interest Group Japan-based Co-chair
Mar 2011
Mar 2014
TESOL International Association  Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group, Chair- elect, Chair, Past-chair

Research Grants & Projects

Sasakawa Peace Foundation Non-Resident Fellow
Pacific Forum CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies): 
Project Year: Dec 2012 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): BRADFORD Annette
Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
Council on Foreign Affairs/Hitachi: 
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Dec 2013    Investigator(s): BRADFORD Annette

Social Contribution

Network Manager: ‘Teaching English & teaching IN English in global contexts’ online academic network.
[Organizing Member]  Mar 2018
Series editor for Routledge Focus Series on English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education (with H. Brown)
[Editor]  Routledge  Aug 2017
Policy and Education Advisor, Yokosuka Council on Asia Pacific Studies (YCAPS).
[Advisor]  Mar 2016