Specially Appointed Associate Professor
1 What are your Educational Activities at the Center for the Study of Co*Design?
My teaching at the center is delivered mainly as part of the postgraduate minor programme titled Science and Technology Policy in the Public Sphere. I employ various student-centred learning approaches with a focus on nurturing students' capacity to identify and address issues in our society in an inter-disciplinary fashion.
2 What Research are you involved in?
Over the last ten years, I have been working on several research projects on a variety of topics in and around science communication, including science literacy, participatory governance, community engagement and science communication policy. I have organised a number of public dialogue events on various themes related to emerging technologies and innovation policies. I am also interested in the internationalisation of Japanese higher education, in particular how evidence-based social scientific research can connect to policy-making.