I am a social scientist with a background in applied linguistics and social psychology. I undertake statistical research in education, discourse, society, and human interaction
Human emotion is inclusive of experiential, behavioural and physiological components. Research methodologies within the humanities have
tended to over-emphasize the experiential component through assessments derived from self-report measures and interviews. With advances in unobtrusive wearable technologies the acquisition of
moment-to-moment physiological data is now available to a wider audience than ever before. Using data collected with the Empatica E4 wristband, the the Situation Specific Arousal Analyzer (SSAA) application, available for both OS X and Windows, has been designed to support non-clinical research and analysis into
the physiological measurement and tracking of autonomic nervous system arousal with a focus on state specific anxiety within the context of foreign language education.