Mayumi has her first nursing qualification from Kobe City College of Nursing in Japan. She has completed her post graduate couses at Flinders University. Based on her volunteer experience after the 1995 Hanshin Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake, she developed her research interest in disaster health and nursing. Especially, interested in answering the quesiotn of "How can we create resilient soceity with ageing population?" Mayumi worked at WHO Kobe Centre in 2014-15 to support preparing the public forums held at the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.wcdrr.org/home
Her current research been involved is to investigate the health including psycho-social aspects of older people who are in the transition from temporary housing to permanent housing in community.
Mayumi's other research interests area's are:
PhD (Flin) 2008, MNg (Flin) 2001, BNg (Flin) 1999, RN
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).
: disaster nursing