Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Hiroto Shimizu

Visiting Research Fellow


Hiroto Shimizu an Overseas Visiting Research Fellow as part of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) programme. Previously, Hiroto completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Ryukoku University during which he held a visiting position at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences.

As a medical sociologist, Hiroto is broadly concerned with medicalisation and psychiatry. His current project based on fieldwork and text analysis explores experiences of depression in Japan and the United Kingdom.


  • MBChB, Research and Evidence-Based Medicine, Tutor