Biography

Mayumi has her first nursing qualification from Kobe City College of Nursing in Japan. After she worked as a registered nurse for some years, she has earned her Bachelor of Nursing (post-registration course) and Master of Nursing at Finders University. She has developed her strong interest in nursing history through her master degree, consequently completed doctoral degree studying on the professionalization discourse in South Australia since the 1950s in 2008. Her current interest has been emerged in investigating disaster health/nursing based on her previous disaster community relief activities during the 1995 Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in Japan. Especially, she is interested in developing safe and secure environment for older people who live in disaster prone areas.

Mayumi's other research interests are:

  • preparedness/willingness of nurses to participate in disaster health
  • health professionals' competence in disaster health
  • nurses' experience in a disaster and oral history
  • people/community experience in a disaster and learning
  • methodological development to research disaster health.

Qualifications

PhD (Flin) 2008, MNg (Flin) 2001, BNg (Flin) 1999, RN

Honours, awards and grants

2012 The Historical Society of South Australia to support the project "Historical study of the role of nurses during the Spanish Influenza between 1918-19 in South Australia ($480).

2013 Faculty Seeding Grant, Kargillis C, Kako M. Stories from disaster survivors: Acknowledging emotional impact in recovery (A$19,000)

2013 School of Nursing & Midwifery, Start-Up Grant, Kako, M., Mitani, S., Arbon, P. Review of literature related to Chemical Biological Radio-Nuclear (CBRN) disaster education for health professionals ($4,750).

Topic Lecturer:

  • NURS3105  Evidence for Health Care Practice 3

Research expertise

  • Health professional education
  • Historical studies
  • Nursing

Research interests

  • disaster nursing
  • the role of nurse in a disaster
    • especially interested in the role of nurses in recovery phase of disasters
  • older people and disaster
  • disaster history
  • nursing education
  • nursing professionalization
  • effective teaching delivery methods
  • oral history

Supervisory interests

  • Disaster and older people
  • Disaster nursing/health
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing history

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : disaster nursing (1) ;

Publications

  • Kako, M., Arbon, P. and Mitani, S. (2014). Literature review of CBRN disaster education for health professionals. 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Disaster Medicine. Tokyo, Japan. Sep 2014.
  • Kako, M. (2013). The use of oral history to preserve community disaster experiences: is there an ethically optimum time to conduct oral history? The Biennial National Conference of the Oral History Association of Australia & the 21st State History Conference. Adelaide. Sep 2013.
  • Kako, M. and Arbon, P. (2013). The role of nurses during the Spanish flu in South Australia. International Council of Nurses 25th Quadrennial Congress. Melbourne, Australia. May 2013.
  • Yasuda, J., Oono, M., Okawa, M., Henmi, C., Kako, M. and Tsuruya, K. (2013). The occupational risk factor of musclosketal disorders among registered nurses and care workers in Japan. International Council of Nurses 25th Quadrennial Congress. Melbourne, Australia. May 2013.
  • Kako, M. (2012). The history of overseas nurses in Australia. The Sixth Conference for the Asian Society for the History of Medicine. Yokohama. Dec 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Bahnisch, L.V., Arbon, P., Cusack, L., Ranse, J., Shaban, R., Considine, J., et al. (2011). To work or not to work: An analysis of the willingness of Australian emergency nurses to respond to a disaster. In 9th International Conference for Emergency Nurses. College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd. 9th International Conference for Emergency Nurses. Adelaide. Sep 2011.
    [Web Link]
  • Kako, M. and Rudge, T. (2010). Tools of thinking; Intertextuality within discourse analysis in nursing historical research. In Conference Book of Abstracts. the International Perspectives in the History of Nursing Conference. University of London, Egham, Surrey. Sep 2010.
  • Ranse, J., Arbon, P., Shaban, R., Considine, J., Mitchell, B., Hammad, K., et al. (2010). Understanding the willingness of Australian emergency nurses to respond to a health care disaster. In Ramon Z. Shaban, Marie F. Gerdta and Julie Considine, ed. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier. 8th International Conference for Emergency Nurses,The National Convention Centre, Canberra, 14-16 October 2010. Canberra, ACT. Oct 2010, pp. 138-139.
    [10.1016/j.aenj.2010.08.267]
  • Kako, M. and Mitani, S. (2009). A literature review of disaster nursing competencies in Japanese nursing journals. In Prehospital and Disaster Medicine : abstracts - 16th world congress on disaster and emergency medicine. United States: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Safar Center, University of Pittsburgh. 16th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Victoria, Canada. May 2009, pp. s118-s118.
  • Kako, M. and Mitani, S. (2009). Literature review of disaster health research in Japan. In Prehospital and Disaster Medicine - Abstract - 16th world congress on disaster and emergency medicine. United States: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Safar Center, University of Pittsburgh. 16th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Victoria, Canada. May 2009, pp. s26-s26.
  • Ranse, J., Arbon, P.A. and Kako, M. (2009). Evaluating the influential factors in mass gathering casualty presentation characteristics - World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia 2008. In Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. Elsevier. 7th International Conference for Emergency Nurses, pp. 150-150.
    [10.1016/j.aenj.2009.08.010]
  • Kako, M. (2008). Who decides nursing professionality?: The growth of governmentality in nursing professionality since the 1950s. In Borders, boundaries and political context in nursing and health care history. CAHN/ACHN International Nursing History Conference. Toronto, Canada. Jun 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Kako, M., Arbon, P. and Mitani, S. (2014). Disaster health after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 29(1) pp. 54-59.
    [10.1017/S1049023X14000028]
  • Kako, M., Ranse, J., Yamamoto, A. and Arbon, P.A. (2014). What was the role of nurses during the 2011 Great East Earthquake of Japan? An integrative review of the Japanese literature. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 29(3) pp. 275-279.
  • Kargillis, C., Kako, M. and Gillham, D. (2014). Disaster survivors: a narrative approach towards emotional recovery. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 29(2) pp. 25-30.
  • Mitani, S., Kako, M. and Mayner, L. (2014). Medical relief for the 2011 Japan earthquake: A nursing account. Nursing and Health Sciences, 16(1) pp. 26-30.
    [10.1111/nhs.12112]
  • Arbon, P., Cusack, L., Ranse, J., Shaban, R., Considine, J., Kako, M., et al. (2013). Exploring staff willingness to attend work during a disaster: A study of nurses employed in four Australian emergency departments. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(3) pp. 103-109.
    [10.1016/j.aenj.2013.05.004]
  • Arbon, P.A., Ranse, J., Cusack, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Woodman, R., et al. (2013). Australasian emergency nurses' willingness to attend work in a disaster: A survey. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(2) pp. 52-57.
    [10.1016/j.aenj.2013.05.003]
  • Hutton, A.E., Roderick, A., Munt, R., Mayner, L., Kako, M. and Arbon, P. (2012). Celebrating the end of school life: A pilot study. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 27(1) pp. 13-17.
    [10.1017/S1049023X11006765] [Scopus]
  • Kako, M., Mitani, S. and Arbon, P. (2012). Literature review of disaster health research in Japan: Focusing on disaster nursing education. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 27(2) pp. 178-183.
    [10.1017/S1049023X12000520] [Scopus]
  • Hutton, A.E., Munt, R.L., Zeitz, K.M., Cusack, L., Kako, M. and Arbon, P.A. (2010). Piloting a mass gathering conceptual framework at an Adelaide Schoolies Festival. Collegian, 17(4) pp. 183-191.
    [10.1016/j.colegn.2010.09.005] [10.1016/j.colegn.2010.09.005] [Scopus]
  • Kako, M. and Mitani, S. (2010). A literature review of disaster nursing competencies in Japanese nursing journals. Collegian, 17(4) pp. 161-173.
    [10.1016/j.colegn.2010.09.003] [10.1016/j.colegn.2010.09.003] [Scopus]
  • Kako, M. and Ikeda, S. (2009). Volunteer experiences in community housing during the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, Japan. Nursing and Health Sciences, 11(4) pp. 357-359.
    [10.1111/j.1442-2018.2009.00484.x] [10.1111/j.1442-2018.2009.00484.x] [Scopus]
  • Kako, M. and Rudge, T.K. (2008). Governing nursing: curriculum as a rhetorical vehicle using South Australian nursing schools from the 1950s onwards as an illustrative case. Contemporary Nurse, 30(2) pp. 142-155.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Kako, M., Arbon, P. and Mitani, S. (2014). Disaster health after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 29(1) pp. 54-59.
    [10.1017/S1049023X14000028]
  • Kako, M., Ranse, J., Yamamoto, A. and Arbon, P.A. (2014). What was the role of nurses during the 2011 Great East Earthquake of Japan? An integrative review of the Japanese literature. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 29(3) pp. 275-279.
  • Kargillis, C., Kako, M. and Gillham, D. (2014). Disaster survivors: a narrative approach towards emotional recovery. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 29(2) pp. 25-30.
  • Mitani, S., Kako, M. and Mayner, L. (2014). Medical relief for the 2011 Japan earthquake: A nursing account. Nursing and Health Sciences, 16(1) pp. 26-30.
    [10.1111/nhs.12112]
  • Arbon, P., Cusack, L., Ranse, J., Shaban, R., Considine, J., Kako, M., et al. (2013). Exploring staff willingness to attend work during a disaster: A study of nurses employed in four Australian emergency departments. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(3) pp. 103-109.
    [10.1016/j.aenj.2013.05.004]
  • Arbon, P.A., Ranse, J., Cusack, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Woodman, R., et al. (2013). Australasian emergency nurses' willingness to attend work in a disaster: A survey. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(2) pp. 52-57.
    [10.1016/j.aenj.2013.05.003]
  • Hutton, A.E., Roderick, A., Munt, R., Mayner, L., Kako, M. and Arbon, P. (2012). Celebrating the end of school life: A pilot study. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 27(1) pp. 13-17.
    [10.1017/S1049023X11006765] [Scopus]
  • Kako, M., Mitani, S. and Arbon, P. (2012). Literature review of disaster health research in Japan: Focusing on disaster nursing education. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 27(2) pp. 178-183.
    [10.1017/S1049023X12000520] [Scopus]
  • Hutton, A.E., Munt, R.L., Zeitz, K.M., Cusack, L., Kako, M. and Arbon, P.A. (2010). Piloting a mass gathering conceptual framework at an Adelaide Schoolies Festival. Collegian, 17(4) pp. 183-191.
    [10.1016/j.colegn.2010.09.005] [10.1016/j.colegn.2010.09.005] [Scopus]
  • Kako, M. and Mitani, S. (2010). A literature review of disaster nursing competencies in Japanese nursing journals. Collegian, 17(4) pp. 161-173.
    [10.1016/j.colegn.2010.09.003] [10.1016/j.colegn.2010.09.003] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

  • Member of College of Nursing Australia
  • Member of World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)
  • Member of Oral History of Australia Association (OHAA)
  • Member of American Association of History for Nursing (AAHN)
  • Board Member of the Disaster Research Centre at the Flinders University
  • Member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery History Group

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