Full-Time Researchers

Full-Time Researchers

>> Zi Yang
>> Naoko Kisaku
>> Yasuhito Kawata
>> Seiko Takaoka
>> Tetsuya Torayashiki
>> Fumiya Sato
>> Kohei Takahara
>> Abel Táiti Konno Pinheiro
>> Masai Sachi

Zi Yang, Researcher

Expertise

People with Special Need at the Time of Disaster, Prevention and Emergency Support for Foreign Resident, Multicultural Society, Disaster Risk Management and planning.

Background
  • 2009- Graduated from Heilongjiang University. (Bachelor of Administration・)
  • 2014- Graduated from Institute of urban innovation, Yokohama National University. (Master of Engineering)
  • 2017- Graduated from Institute of urban innovation, Yokohama National University. (Doctor of Engineering)

Naoko Kisaku, Researcher

Expertise

Vulnerable People, Shelter with Additional Assistance and Consideration, Initial Response, BCP

Background
  • Graduated from Department of Architecture, Kobe University in March 2012
  • Finished Master’s course at Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University in March 2014
  • Completed Doctor course at Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University in September 2017
  • Employed as Research Assistant at Kobe University Research Center for Urban Safety and Security during Octorber 2017- March 2018
  • obtained present post in April 2018

Yasuhito Kawata, Researcher

Expertise

Education for Disaster Reduction, Preparing Operation Manuals of Evacuation Shelter with Local Residents, Community Resilience

Background
  • 2011 (Mar), Graduated form Osaka Kyoiku University, (BA, Department of Education, Course for Kindergarten Teachers)
  • From 2011(Apl) to 2018 (Mar), Studied at Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University
  • 2012 (Apr), Working at Osaka Shin-Ai College ( Lecturer )
  • 2013 (Mar), Completed Master Course Research, Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, (Msc)
  • From 2013(Apl) to 2018 (Mar), Worked as Research Assistant at Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University
  • From 2013(Sep) to 2014 (Aug), Studied at University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education, British and European Studies (St.Anne’s College)
  • From 2014(Sep) to 2015 (Aug), Studied at University College London (UCL), Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction, Department of Earth Science
  • 2018 (Mar), Completed PhD Course, Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, (Now PhD Candidate)
  • 2018 (Apr), Obtained Present Post.

Seiko Takaoka, Researcher

Expertise

Disaster nursing, Disaster Medicine, international Health

Background
  • 1998 Graduated from Fukui Prefectural University Nursing Junior College Department Second Nursing Department
  • Employed as Nurse at Osaka Prefecture Senri Emergency Center April 1998-March 2005.
  • Employed as Nurse at Kawaguchi Municipal Medical Center April 2005-June2018.
  • 2017 Graduated from Kitasato University Graduate School of Nursing (Master of Nursing )
  • July 2018,Obtained present Post.

Tetsuya Torayashiki, Researcher

Expertise

Disaster Management of Companies, Business Continuity Management, Countermeasures for Stranded People Who Have Difficulty Returning Home

Background
  • Mar. 2010, Graduated from Kansai University (Civil and Environmental Engineering B.S.)
  • Mar. 2012, Graduated from Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University (Disaster Prevention and Reduction M.S.)
  • Mar. 2015, Graduated from Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University (Disaster Prevention and Reduction Ph.D.)
  • From Jan. 2015 to Mar. 2015, Employed as Technical Assistant at Tohoku University, International Research Institute of Disaster Science
  • From Apr. 2015 to Mar. 2019, Employed as Assistant Professor at Tohoku University, International Research Institute of Disaster Science
  • Apr. 2019, Obtained present post.

Fumiya Sato, Researcher

Expertise

Tsunami evacuation, Disaster Planning, GIS

Background
  • 2014, Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University.
  • 2016, Graduated from Graduate School of Engineering, Iwate University. (Master of Engineering)
  • 2019, Completed from Graduated School of Engineering, Iwate University (Doctor of Engineering)
  • April 2019, Obtained present post.

Kohei Takahara, Researcher

Expertise

Clinical Philosophy, Memoria and Mora of Catastrophe, Trauma and Society, Commemoration and Community.

Background
  • 2012, Graduated from Department of Philosophy, Otani University.
  • 2014, Graduated from Graduate School of Letters, Otani University. (Litt. M.)
  • 2019, Completed from Graduated School of Letters, Osaka University (Litt.D.)
  • 2019, Completed from Doctoral Program for Multicultural Innovation,Osaka University.
  • April 2019, Obtained present post.

Abel Táiti Konno Pinheiro, Researcher

Expertise

Evacuation assistance for vulnerable people, Tsunami evacuation in urban environment, Disaster information, UAV/Drone for disaster risk reduction

Background
  • Graduated from Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Ceará in December 2007.
  • Completed Master’s degree at Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University in March 2011 (M. Eng.)
  • Completed Doctor’s degree at Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University in March 2014 (Ph.D.)
  • Employed as Researcher at Kobe University Research Center for Urban Safety and Security from April 2014 to March 2015.
  • Employed as Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University from October 2015 to March 2020.
  • Obtained present Post in April 2020.

Masai Sachi, Researcher

Expertise

People with Special Need at the Time of Disaster, Social Welfare, Social Inclusion, Sociology of Communication

Background
  • 2010 Graduated from Kobe University (Bachelor of Law)
  • 2015 Graduated from Graduate School of Human Science, Osaka University ( Master of Human Science)
  • 2020 Graduated from Graduate School of Human Science, Osaka University ( Ph.D. in Human Science)
  • October 2020, Obtained present post.