School of Health in Social Science

Dr Mayumi Hayashi

Dr Hayashi is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with ECERD, University of Edinburgh and has affiliation with the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London


Hayashi is currently a partner of the Japan Dementia Working Group. Her research focuses on the participation, social citizenship and rights of people with dementia in Japan and the UK in policy and practice – particularly dementia-friendly initiatives. Her cross-national approach strengthens and informs shared learning and global perspectives.

Publications include: The Care of Older People: A Comparative Study, England and Japan (2013) together with peer-reviewed articles for Ageing & Society and Journal of Aging Studies. She has written extensively for The Guardian and Health Service Journal, and has been broadcasted on the BBC and CBC. She has briefed several governments on Japan’s care (dementia) policies and presented at international fora including World Health Organisation (Kobe, Japan). Please visit: