Position/s

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

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/

Her current research has been involved is to investigate 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:

  • Creating resilient society with aging population
  • Empowering older population to increase disaster preparedness
  • Involvement of older population in disaster planning
  • Preparedness/willingness of health professionals to participate in disaster health
  • Health professionals' competence in disaster health
  • Nurses/people, especially older people/community experience in a disaster and their oral history
  • Methodological development to research disaster health.

Qualifications

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

Honours, awards and grants

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).

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).

Topic Lecturer:

  • NURS3004  Transition to professional practice 1
  • NURS3005  Transition to professional practice 2 (PEP)
  • NURS3105  evidence based practice

Research expertise

  • Health professional education
  • Historical studies
  • Nursing

Research interests

  • disaster health/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 risk reduction
  • older people and community engagement
  • disaster history
  • nursing education
  • nursing professionalisation
  • 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. and Mayner, L. (2015). Barriers that prevent Japanese older people feeling they belong to a new community after a disaster and relocation. In Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Cape Town, Africa. Apr 2015, pp. s24.
  • 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]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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.
    [10.1017/S1049023X14000405] [Scopus]
  • 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.
    [Web Link]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [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] [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] [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] [Scopus]
  • 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.
    [10.1017/S1049023X14000405] [Scopus]
  • 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.
    [Web Link]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [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] [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] [Scopus]

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