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Professor Misa Izuhara


Misa Izuhara is Professor of Social Policy at the School for Policy Studies. Misa joined the University of Bristol in 1998 after completing her MA at UBC, Canada and PhD at Bristol. She has been undertaking research extensively, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of housing and social change, ageing and intergenerational relations, and comparative policy analysis. Her recent research projects include cross-national comparative research on 'Housing Assets and Intergenerational Dynamics in East Asian Societies' funded by the ESRC. She is the author of Housing in Post-Growth Society (with Hirayana, Routledge, 2018); Housing, Care and Inheritance (Routledge, 2009) and the Editor of Handbook on East Asian Social Policy (Edward Elgar, 2013) and Ageing and Intergenerational Relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective (The Policy Press, 2010). She is currently the Co-Editor of Journal of Social Policy (2014-2018) and the Chair of the East Asian Social Policy Research Network (2016-18).