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Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University


Yumika Shirase graduated from Hitotsubashi University with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Social Sciences. She also studied social policy and social work at the University of Birmingham in the UK, which motivated her to explore the development of health and social care policy in the UK and Japan. After she earned a Doctor of Social Sciences degree at Hitotsubashi University in 2006, she started working for the Health Care Science Institute. From 2007 to 2009 she was a lecturer of social policy at Faculty of Policy Studies, Doshisha University, and then became a researcher at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, in 2009. She served at Hitotsubashi University as an Associate Professor from 2015 to 2017 and took up her current post in April 2017. Her research interests are the delivery of health and social care services, quality of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

【Selected Publications】
  • Shirase, Y., “The Scope of Practice and Extended Role of Nurses in the UK,” Kenporen-Kaigai-Iryohosho, 129, 30-44. (in Japanese).
  • Shirase, Y., “The transformation of support approaches under the Japanese social security system”, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research (Ed) Livelihood Support in Local Communities: The Role of Municipalities and Their Collaborative Partners, University of Tokyo Press, 2018 (in Japanese).
  • Shirase, Y., “The universal personalised care in England: an analysis of the new service model based on the NHS long term plan in 2019”, Doshisha University Policy & Management Review, 21(2), 101-112, 2010 (in Japanese).
  • Shirase, Y., “Changes to the Working Environment of Health Professionals in England: Assuring Sustainability under the Working Time Regulations”, Journal of Social Security Research, 3(4), 521-535, 2019 (in Japanese).
  • Matsumoto, K. ed., Healthcare System Reform: Comparative Analysis of Germany, France, and UK and Implications for Japan, Junposya, 2015 (in Japanese).


Scientific Research Funds Results

2018-2023 Exploring inclusive social care services based on lifestyle structure in the community  <Link to KAKEN DB>
2015-2017 Theoretical and Empirical Study on the Living Condition of Older People and Desired Quality of Home Care <Link to KAKEN DB>
2012-2014 The Development of Community-based Support Services for Older People – Comparative Study between the UK and Japan <Link to KAKEN DB>
2008-2011 The Transformation of Regionalism and Inter-sectional Collaboration in the British Health Care System <Link to KAKEN DB>

Detailed profile (HRI: Hitotsubashi Researchers Information)