Faculty of Medicine
Official title
Associate Professor
Medical English Communications Center
Research fields
Foreign language education
Research keywords
English for Medical Purposes
Discourse Analysis
Career history
2005-04 -- (current)筑波大学人間総合科学研究科医学部進教授 (英語)
2003-04 -- 2005-03Tsukuba UniversityMedical FacultyLecturer (English for Medical Purposes)
1996-04 -- 2003-03Tokyo Kasei Gakuin Tsukuba Women's UniversityJunior CollegeLecturer (English)
1992-04 -- 1997-12Tsukuba UniversityArea Studies DepartmentPart-time Lecturer (English)
1991-04 -- 1994-03Sophia Universitypart-time lecturer (English)
1991-04 -- 1996-03Tsukuba UniversityForeign Language CenterPart-time Lecturer (English)
Academic background
1982-09 -- 1986-07University of Liverpool Faculty of Arts Department of French
1986-09 -- 1988-12University of Georgia Graduate School, Department of Romance Languages French Language and Literature
Licenses and qualifications
2012-06-12Certified Editor in the Life Sciences (Board of Editors in the Life Sciences)
2012-06Essential Skills Certificate (American Medical Writers Association)
Academic societies
2020-04 -- 2021-03The Japan Association for Language Teaching
2015-04 -- (current)European Medical Writers Association
2008 -- (current)日本眼科医会
2005 -- (current)Japan Society for Medical English Education
Honors & Awards
2019-11-27University of Tsukuba Teaching AwardExcellence in teaching
2017-11-22Faculty Award (Teaching)
2016-06-12School of Medicine and Medical Sciences Dean's Award
2015-12-25Faculty Award (Teaching)
2014-12-24Faculty Award (Teaching)
  • Narrated Slideshows: Academic Presentation for an Online World
    Mayers Thomas David; Miyamasu Flaminia
    The Language Teacher/46(1)/pp.30-30, 2022-01
  • English as a vocational passport: Japanese medical students and second language learning motivation
    Mathis Bryan J.; Mayers Thomas David; Miyamasu Flaminia
    EDUCATION SCIENCES/12(1)/p.8, 2021-12
  • Metaphor analysis as a window into how Japanese entry-level medical students conceptualize their future profession as physicians
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Medical Science Educator/30(3)/pp.1083-1094, 2020-07
  • The University of Tsukuba's Medical English Communications Center
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Journal of Medical English Education/15(3)/pp.123-126, 2016-10
  • Introducing the Medical Humanities to Japanese Medical Students through the English-for-Medical-Purposes Class
    Miyamasu F
    Journal Of Medical English Education/7(2)/p.106-112, 2008-07
  • Problem-based learning in the English-for-Medical Purposes Class
    Journal of Medical English Education/6(1)/p.45-51, 2006-01
  • Digressive Structure in Proust's "Combray" and its Significance for "A la recherche du temps perdu" as a Whole
    Gaikokugo Kyoiki Ronshu (Studies in Foreign Language Teaching)/26/p.157-163, 2004-01
  • Coming Full Circle: the Use of Digression in Diderot's "Jacques le fataliste" and Proust's "Combray"
    Bulletin of Tokyo Kasei Gakuin Tsukuba Women's University/4/p.99-104, 2000-01
  • Digression in Narratology
    Gaikokugo Kyoiku Ronshu (Studies in Foreign Language Teaching)/16/p.74-83, 1994-01
  • A Comparative Study of the Kinship Terms of Japanese and British English
    Lingua/4/p.85-92, 1993-01
  • Jacques le fataliste: Fusion of Structure and Theme in Diderot's 'Anti-Novel'
    Gaikokugo Kyoiku Ronshu (Studies in Foreign Language Teaching)/14/p.101-107, 1992-01
  • Error analysis of overt lexicogrammatical errors in the prepublication English-language manuscripts of Japanese biomedical researchers: with implications for the teaching of writing for biomedical research
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Opportunities and Challenges of English Academic Writing Education in Japanese Universities/Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University/pp.67-79, 2021-03
  • Medical English for Hospital Staff
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    医学書院, 2019-04
  • sono mama tsukaeru iryou eikaiwa
    仁木久恵; 森嶋裕子; 宮増フラミニア; +MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Igakushoin, 2010-03
  • Systematic Approach to Medical Vocabulary (e-learning courseware)
    宮増フラミニア、田中誠; +MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Kripton Company, Tokyo, 2010-01
  • Clipper English Course 2 rev ed.
    米山朝二; 佐野正之; 梅田修; 川崎晶子; 松村賢一; 中谷喜一郎; 足助厚; Barlow JS; Miyamasu F
    Taishukan, 1998-01
  • Genius English Writing Course
    佐野正之; 松村賢一; 梅田修; 川崎晶子; Barlow JS; Miyamasu F
    Taishukan, 1997-01
  • Clipper English Course 2
    米山朝二; 佐野正之; 梅田修; 川崎晶子; 松村賢一; 中谷喜一郎; 足助厚; Barlow JS; Miyamasu F
    Taishukan, 1996-01
  • TCross Co., Ltd. MEDiCO Paper Writing
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
2021-10 -- 2021-12English in Medical Science and TechnologyUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02An Introduction to Medical Care IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-06 -- 2021-09An Introduction to Medical Care IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02English Medical Terminology IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-09 -- 2021-09English Medical Terminology IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08Clinical Communication in English IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-06 -- 2021-07English for Specialized Subjects NUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02Technical English in Medical SciencesUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08Technical English in Medical SciencesUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08English Medical Terminology IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
Other educational activities
2017-02 -- 2017-02Sessions in Scientific EnglishUniversity of Tsukuba
2017-02 -- 2017-02Sessions in Scientific EnglishUniversity of Tsukuba
2010-04 -- (current)Medical English Communications Center (MECC) editorUniversity of Tsukuba.
  • Common Mistakes in Scientific English
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Tsukuba Scientific English Conference/2019-10-03--2019-10-04
  • Hands-on Editing: the Introduction Section
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
  • Hands-On Editing: the Abstract Section
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    The 30th Writing Center Seminar @ Kasumi Campus, Hiroshima University/2018-08-01--2018-08-01
  • Punctuation matters
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    日本医学英語教育学会 トレーニングセミナー/2015-10-04--2015-10-04
  • Internationalization and Teaching in English: Experiences from Tsukuba
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    2015 English FD Program for Faculty/2015-11-20--2015-11-20
  • Parallelism: a quick way to 'level up' your scientific writing
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    日本医学英語教育学会 トレーニングセミナー/2016-03-06--2016-03-06
  • The Medical English Communications Center at the University of Tsukuba
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    The 19th Japan Society for Medical English Education Academic Meeting/2016-07-16--2016-07-17
  • Setting up and running a publications support center at a Japanese university: experiences from the Medical English Communications Center, University of Tsukuba
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Symposium on Support for Researchers Publishing in English: From the Perspective of Institutional Administration, University of Hiroshima/2017-11-18--2017-11-18
  • Hands-on editing of a scientific abstract
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Japan Society for Medical English Education (JASMEE) Medical English Seminar/2017-10-29--2017-10-29
  • Writing in "style": introduction to the American Medical Association Manual of Style
    MIYAMASU Flaminia
    Tsukuba Global Science Week 2016/2016-9-17--2016-09-19
Professional activities
2012 -- (current)Life SciencesCertified Editor
2008 -- (current)日本眼科医会English Editorial Associate
University Management
2010-04 -- (current)MECC Steering Committee会員

(Last updated: 2021-05-31)