Ken AOO

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Name
Ken AOO
Affiliation
Okayama University
Section
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in Health Systems
Job title
Senior Assistant Professor
Degree
MPhil (Development Studies)(University of Sussex), BA (International Relations)(University of Tokyo), PhD (Social Science)(University of Tsukuba)
Other affiliation
Social Design Lab., Rikkyo UniversityJapan Foundation Center

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
Senior Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in Health Systems, Okayama University
 
Apr 2017
 - 
Today
Research Fellow, Social Design Lab., Rikkyo University
 
Jan 2017
 - 
Today
Special Fellow, Japan Foundation Center
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Nov 2016
Program Director, International Network Team, Social Innovation Division, Nippon Foundation
 
Jan 2011
 - 
Mar 2016
Group Leader, International Grant Group, Toyota Foundation
 

Education

 
Apr 2017
 - 
Mar 2019
PhD (Social Science), International and Advanced Japanese Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
 
Oct 2005
 - 
Sep 2007
MPhil in International Development, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
 
Apr 1993
 - 
Mar 1998
BA in International Relations, Liberal Arts Department, University of Tokyo
 

Published Papers

 
To Be Supported, or Not to Be: Images of older people in policy and the reality in local communities in Japan
Ken AOO, Noriko ABE, Mitsunobu R KANO
Frontiers in Sociology   4(16)    Mar 2019   [Refereed]
An Analysis of the Social Innovation Scaling Processes in Selected Asian Countries
Ken AOO
University of Tsukuba      Dec 2018
Thoughts on Evaluation: What Measures Do Suit Shaping Future Sciences?
Mitsunobu R. KANO and Ken AOO
Trends in Sciences   23(10) 50-57   Oct 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
An Attempt from a Region: Connecting Science and the SDGs Based on Local Culture and History
Mitsunobu R. KANO and Ken AOO
Trends in Sciences   23(8) 11-15   Aug 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
The Societal Changes in Europe and the Response of European Foundations
Ken AOO
21-seiki Shakai Design Kenkyu   (16) 31-46   Feb 2018

Misc

 
A Summary and the Outlook for Research on Five Countries: Research on social innovation eco-system in East Asia
Ken AOO
A deliverable of Research Project "Social Innovation Study in East Asia" funded by the Toyota Foundation      Dec 2018   [Invited]
Social Innovation Eco-system Study in East Asia: Japan
Ken AOO
A deliverable of Research Project "Social Innovation Study in East Asia" funded by the Toyota Foundation      Dec 2018   [Invited]
Development and Challenges of Social Innovation Theories: A comparative analysis of Japan, Europe, and the United States
Ken AOO
Journal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies   (10) 103-119   Jan 2018   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
Atlas of Social Innovation – 2nd Volume: A World of New Practices
Ken AOO (Part:Contributor, Social Innovation in Japan: De facto social innovation and its limitations, pp. 115-117)
Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund - sfs   Oct 2019   
Social Innovation Scaling Process in East Asia: Bridging the gaps between stakeholders
Ken AOO
University Education Press   May 2019   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
SDGs-led Community Support Programs and Research in Okayama University [Invited]
Ken AOO
2nd SEASIN Network Event: Shaping Futures - New ways for universities to make change happen   8 Oct 2019   
Frontiers of SDGs Management
Ken AOO
Japanese Physical Education and Sports Society Research Session   31 Aug 2019   
Recent Trends in Global Social Innovation Research and the Potential Contribution from Asia
Ken AOO
Research Session, School of Global Studies, Thammasat University   26 Aug 2019   
Reviewing your actions through the lens of the SDGs [Invited]
Ken AOO
andF Seminar, Fukutake Education and Culture Foundation   8 Jul 2019   
International Comparison of Social Innovation Research [Invited]
Ken AOO
Japan Society of Social Innovation Spring Seminar   18 May 2019   
What we can learn from international and inter-cultural experience [Invited]
Ken AOO
"Okayama University SDGs and Study" Session at Seto High School   7 May 2019   
CSR for the Future Generation in Japan [Invited]
Ken AOO
2019 Spring Conference of Korea Social Welfare Academy   26 Apr 2019   
July 2018 Western Japan Heavy Rain Disaster: Reflection from supporting student volunteers [Invited]
Ken AOO
Global Co-existence V Disasters and Human, University of the Sacred Heart   22 Apr 2019   
Summary of Tsuyama Ideathon: Okayama University, SDGs, the future of local communities and the roles of "strangers" [Invited]
Ken AOO
Reporting Session on Tsuyama Ideathon   21 Apr 2019   
Towards SDGs 2.0: What are the roles of higher education institutions? [Invited]
Ken AOO
Learning Workshop for Mimasaka University and Tsuyama National College of Technology   14 Feb 2019   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Rural Communities Research Project
Hashimoto Foundation: Commissioned Research
Project Year: May 2019 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Ken AOO
Social Innovation Study in East Asia
Toyota Foundation: Initiative Grant Program
Project Year: Jun 2016 - Jan 2019    Investigator(s): Ken ITO

Social Contribution

 
Vice Director
[Advisor, Informant, Planner, Organizing Member, Report writing]  Okadai Volunteer Support Center  Support to Student Volunteers  19 Jul 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Planning / Facilitator
[TV or radio appearance, Presenter, Advisor, Planner, Organizing Member]  SDGs Science Cafe  1 Jul 2018 - Today
Adviser / Lecturer
[Lecturer, Advisor]  1 Jul 2018 - Today
Adviser / Lecturer
[Lecturer, Advisor]  Seto Highschool  SDGs Learning  1 May 2018 - Today
Officer in Charge
[Lecturer, Planner, Organizing Member, Investigater, Others]  1 May 2018 - Today