Professor Satoko Hotta, Keio University, Japan will be delivering a keynote presentation at DSDC’s International Masterclass on 14 + 15 May.
Dr Satoko Hotta is a Professor at Keio University Graduate School of Health Management where she is also a member of School of Medicine, Center for Wellbeing Research and the leader of Designing for Dementia Hub. She has been an associate professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, a visiting professor, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University, and a researcher, the Netherlands Institute for Social Research. She graduated from faculty of law, Kyoto University and for PhD in international public policy in Osaka University. Her many memberships in national government committees includes national council on social security, the long-term care benefit expense subcommittee of social security council and council on community-based integrated care. She was selected as a Nikkei Women of the Year Award winner in 2015 in the leadership category.
Keio University’s Center for Wellbeing Research launched the ‘Designing for Dementia Hub’ last year together with issue+design, the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) and the Dementia Friendship Club-3 non-profit organizations from design, advocacy in health policy, grass roots movement platform for dementia friendly community. The goal of the Hub is accelerating transition to the society living well with dementia by co-creating initiatives based on the wishes, experiences and knowledge of people living with dementia, their families and caregivers; community residents; healthcare, nursing care, and welfare practitioners; businesses; municipalities and related ministries and organizations; and researchers. In this presentation, Professor Hotta will introduce the background, vision and summary of initial activities of the Hub, with the focus on interactive panels of people with dementia. Professor Hotta will also cover the approach taken to academic research and evaluation and implementation of policy recommendations and their dissemination.