Forum received her PhD in Japanese Studies in 2019 and has worked as a Lecturer in Japanese Studies at Cardiff University. Her research focuses on representations of gender and motherhood in mass media and popular culture. Recent publications include '(De)constructing Nostalgic Myths of the Mother in Japanese Drama Woman,' in Series 5(2) and 'Maternal Fantasies in an Era of Crisis - Single Mothers, Self-Sacrifice and Sexuality in Japanese Television Drama,' in Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq (ed.) Motherhood in Contemporary International Perspective, Continuity and Change. She is currently co-editing a Handbook of Japanese Media with Dr Griseldis Kirsch.