(Last updated : 2022-03-27 22:02:44)
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. 〔Doctorial Course〕 PhD, University of Birmingham, UK
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2020/10~ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Professor
2. 2020/04~ Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Cambridge University Visiting Associate Professor
3. 2013/04~2020/09 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Associate Professor
4. 2013/04~ Nagoya University Graduate School of Environmental Studies Visiting Associate Professor
5. 2010/01~2013/03 Nagoya University Graduate School of Environmental Studies Associate Professor
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■ Message
APU aims to create a just society, but that is only possible through your small innovative suggestions in day to day lives. Looking forward to knowing your ideas.
■ Current specialized field
Social-ecological systems, Environmental policy and social system, Sound material-cycle social systems, Environmental sociology (Key Word:Environmental Risk Communication; Coastal wetland restoration and decision making; Public participation) 
■ Books and theses
1. 2022/01 Book Yamashita, H. (2022)(ed.) Coastal Wetlands Restoration:
Public perception and community development. Routledge.  1(1),pp.1-1 (Collaboration) 
2. 2021/11 Book Adnitt, C., Vural, M., Yamashita, H. and Preston, J. (2021) Legislation, in Hudson, R., Kenworthy, J. and Best, M. (eds) Saltmarsh restoration handbook UK & Ireland. London: Environment Agency  1,pp.37-49 (Collaboration) 
3. 2021/11 Book Yamashita, H., Mossman, H., McGrath, T., Taylor, E., Hayashi, A., Austin, W., Maynard, C. Communication and Engagement, in Hudson, R., Kenworthy, J. and Best, M. (eds) Saltmarsh restoration handbook UK & Ireland. London: Environment Agency.pp.50-64.  1,pp.50-64 (Collaboration) 
4. 2017/12 Article 三上直之・山下博美(2017)自然再生事業の緩慢な進捗とその意義──英虞湾の沿岸遊休地における干潟再生の事例 Environmental Sociological Research (in Japanese) (23),pp.130-145 (Collaboration) 
5. 2021/07 Article Koizumi, H. and Yamashita, H. (2021) “Deficit lay or deficit expert:
How do “experts” in environmental projects perceive lay people
and lay knowledge?”, Sage Open, Vol.3 (1):1-13.  3(1),pp.1-13 (Collaboration) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2010/04~ Society of Environmental Sociology, Japan
2. 2021/07~2023/06 ∟ Trustee
3. 2010/04~ Japan Society of Wetland Science
4. 2015/04~2021/03 ∟ Trustee
5. 2010/09 Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2021/11 Governmental and non-governmental project workers’ needs in conducting participatory decision making processes in coastal restoration projects (ISESEA-8 China Conference [International Symposium on Environmental Sociology in East Asia])
2. 2021/08 A new book on the Steart experiences - Coastal Wetlands Restoration: Public perception and community development (Steart Marshes Research Day. Somerset, UK)
3. 2019/10 Community Perceptions Towards Risks and Benefits of a Saltmarsh Restoration Project: Learning from a Case Study in the UK (Incheon 7th International Symposium on Environmental Sociology in East Asia (ISESEA), Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2019.10.26)
4. 2019/08 The result of the survey of public perceptions of the Steart Marsh Project (Steart marshes researchers workshop IV, Conference Hall, Bridgwater College, Cannington Campus, Bridgwater, UK, 2019.08.24)
5. 2018/07/19 Yamashita, H. (2018) Environmental risks of living by the sea, memories of coasts and sea walls (‘Physical Infrastructure and Environmental Hazards: A Burdensome Legacy of Modernity’ Session, International Sociological Association Conference)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2019/01~2022/03  Risk acceptance and consensus building on British coastal realignment and seawall construction projects with coastal ecological infrastructures  (Key Word : )
2. 2011/04~2013/03  Perceptions of the risks and benefits of tidal flat restoration projects and environmental communication: Japan, UK, Holland and Malaysia  (Key Word : )
■ Qualification and licenses
1. 2014/11 Social Research Specialist Certificate
■ Educational ability
● Made textbook and teaching material
1. 2004/01/01 TIDE (2004) Global Citizenship Education in Key Stage 1. Birmingham: Development Education Centre [TIDE].
2. 2004/01/01 TIDE (2004) Young children & global citizenship: A teachers’ project pack. Birmingham: Teachers in Development Education [TIDE].
3. 2001/01/01 TIDE (2001) Globalisation - what is it all about? Birmingham: Development Education Centre [TIDE].
4. 2000/01/01 DEA (2000) InDECs – a news sheet for DECs [Development Education Centres], London: Development Education Association.
5. 2000/01/01 ESRC (2000) Environmental Direct (Art work), London: Global Environmental Change Programme of the Economic and Social Research Council.
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■ Committee and society
1. 2018~ Ramsar Regional Centre East Asia Advisory Board member Advisor
2. 2013/01~2015/11 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STPR) Member STPR member
3. Ooita prefecture Beautiful Environment Strategy Committee
4. Arao Tidal Flat Ramsar Site Wise Use Committee Adviser
5. Takagi Citizen Science Foundation Trustee
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