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Dr.Akira Yasukouchi

Professor of Physiological Anthropology
Dean of Faculty of Design, Kyushu University (2005-2009)

Department of Physiological Anthropology
Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
9-1, Shiobaru 4-chome, Minami-ku, Fukuoka,
815-8540 Japan
Phone: +81 92 553 4530
Fax: +81 92 553 4530
e-mail: yasukouc@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp


Research Interests
Research on Human Adaptability to artificial environment
through the cultural and physiological responses in modern society


Education
1976    A Bachelor of Design
      Department of Ergonomics, Kyushu Institute of Design
1979    A Master of Design
      Division of Living Environmental Studies,
      Graduate School of Kyushu Institute of Design
1986    A Doctor of Science (Anthropology)
      Department of Zoology,
      Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University


Professional Career
1979-1980    Research Assistant, Department of Ergonomics, Kyushu Institute of Design
1980-1982    Research Associate, Department of Ergonomics, Kyushu Institute of Design
1982-1988    Researcher, Department of Industrial Physiology, National Institute of Industrial Health, Ministry of Labor, Japan
1988-1990    Senior Researcher, Department of Industrial Physiology, National Institute of Industrial Health, Ministry of Labor, Japan
1990-1999    Associate Professor, Department of Physiological Anthropology, Kyushu Institute of Design

1999-       Professor, Department of Physiological Anthropology, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
2005-2009    Dean of Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
          Vice-President of Kyushu University (since Oct 2008)
2009-       Distinguished Professor of Kyushu University

1993-2000    Visiting Lecturer, Koran Women's College
1996-       Visiting Lecturer, Fukuoka Women's University
1998        Visiting Lecturer, Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung, Korea
1999        Visiting Lecturer, Choong Nam National University, Korea
2003-2007    National Institute for Environmental Studies, Visiting Researcher