Welcome to Mayumi Hayashi’s website


Dr Mayumi Hayashi FRSA produced an article: The Dementia Friends initiative – supporting people with dementia and their carers: reflections from Japan, for International Journal of Care and Caring, 1(2), 281-287, 2017.

Hayashi produced an article: Rights and a Rights-Based Approach for people living with dementia, for Journal of Psychiatric Medicine [Seishin-igaku] (in Japanese), 59(8), 739-748, 2017.

Hayashi contributed to the article: Why are our elderly care services in crisis?, for BBC HISTORY magazine (February 2017)

Hayashi produced an article: Pathways to Dementia Care in Japan, for Care Talk (53, Summer 2016).

Hayashi produced an article: James McKillop: dementia ambassador to Japan, for the Journal of Dementia Care (May/June 2016).

Hayashi produced an article: Scotsman’s message of hope to Japan, a feature on grassroots dementia advocacy between Scotland and Japan for Alzheimer’s Disease International (11.1.2016).

Hayashi invited to give a talk on JLGC Seminar: Better Ageing in Japan and UK City Regions (16.3.2016).

Hayashi invited to give a presentation on ‘Harnessing social cohesion in creating Dementia Friendly Cities in Japan’ to the Growing Cities, Divided Cities? Seminar co-hosted by the British Academy and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (27.1.2016).


Dr Mayumi Hayashi FRSA joined the University of Edinburgh in 2016 as a Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow with ECRED (Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia) after completing her Research Fellowship in the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London. Dr Hayashi joined King’s College London in 2012 for her successful tenure as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. She is currently a partner of the Japan Dementia Working Group.

Her research interests included the social care for older people in Britain and Japan, where she brought the relationship between the public and voluntary sectors into focus. Her research included a cross-national study into the role of the voluntary sector in community-based provision – particularly support for people with dementia and their carers. She is currently researching 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.

Hayashi’s publications include: The Care of Older People: A Comparative Study, England and Japan (2013) and for leading peer-reviewed journals. She has written for The Guardian and Health Service Journal, and has been broadcasted on the BBC and CBC. She has briefed the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury on Japan’s policy position – and presented perspectives on financing Japan’s long-term care strategies to the Canadian Government. Visit About me, Research and Publications for details.

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