Masateru Higashida

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Masateru Higashida
Osaka University
Graduate School of Human Sciences
Job title
Ph.D. Student
Master of Social Welfare(Osaka Prefecture University), Master of Public Health in International Development with Distinction(The University of Sheffield)


Certified Social Worker (in Japan),
Certified Mental Health Social Worker (in Japan)

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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

May 2018
JICA Expert, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Jan 2017
Mar 2018
Research Officer, JICA Research Institute, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Oct 2012
Jan 2015
Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Mar 2011
Jul 2012
Project Coordinator and Social Worker, Rikuzentakata Office, Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO)
Apr 2006
Mar 2011
Social Worker, Yadokari-no-sato (non-profit organization)


Apr 2017
Graduate School of Human Sciences (Ph.D. Student), Osaka University
Sep 2015
Sep 2016
Department of Geography, Master of Public Health in International Development (MPH ID) with Distinction, The University of Sheffield,
Apr 2003
Mar 2005
Department of Social Welfare, School of Social Welfare, Osaka Prefecture University
Apr 1999
Mar 2003
Department of Clinical Social Service, Faculty of Social Welfare, Iwate Prefectural University

Published Papers

Masateru Higashida
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development      Apr 2019   [Refereed]
In press
Masateru Higashida
Journal of Kyosei Studies   (3)    Mar 2019
In press
Masateru Higashida
Journal of Disability & Religion      Feb 2019   [Refereed]
The author examines the relationship between the participation of disabled youths in religious activities and indigenous social work practices in Sri Lanka. Participant observation and household surveys were conducted in an area where the religiou...
Masateru Higashida
Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development   29(2) 94-117   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
The promotion of the socioeconomic participation of persons with disabilities is an important concept of developmental social work in community-based rehabilitation (CBR). This approach can be used to tackle poverty and inequalities, and to foster...
Masateru Higashida
Journal of Kyosei Studies   (2) 1-31   Mar 2018   [Refereed]


Masateru Higashida
SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2      Jan 2017   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Masateru Higashida, Chamara Kumarashinghe
2nd World CBR Congress (Kuala Lumpur)   29 Sep 2016   
Proceedings pp.145-146.
Educational Opportunities for Disabled Children in a Rural Area in Sri Lanka: Challenges towards Inclusive Development
Masateru Higashida, M.R. Shantha Kumara, Yuko Nakashima
the 3rd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress   2 Sep 2015   
Local Resources of Disabled People In Sri Lanka: Action Research on Community-Based Rehabilitation Programme
Masateru Higashida
International Conference on Social Sciences 2014 (ICOSS 2014)   25 Mar 2014   


Familiarization of “Recovery” in the Mental Health Arena in the U.S.: From the Perspective of the Social Representation Theory (Master's thesis)
Masateru Higashida   The Others   Mar 2005 - Mar 2005


May 2018   The Project for Promoting Social Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Ulaanbaatar City