Kazuki Yamada



College: College of Humanities
Research Centre/Unit: QUEX Institute for Global Sustainability and Wellbeing, Rethinking Sexology Project

I am a PhD researcher with dual affiliation across the University of Exeter (UK) and University of Queensland (Australia), as a member of the joint QUEX Institute for Global Sustainability and Wellbeing. Within my broad fascination with interdisciplinary approaches to medicine, I am particularly interested in ageing and its intersections with topics such as sexuality and migration. 

My current project, 'Later Life Sexuality and its Genealogies of Knowledge: The Sciences of Sex and Ageing c.1870-1980' (working title), serves as a qualitative contribution to the Healthy Ageing strand of the QUEX Institute and examines the formation of scientific knowledges around ageing and sexuality. I am particularly interested in complicating the cultural dominance of decline narratives around later life sexuality, and in questioning historiographically defined disciplinary boundaries. This research is affiliated with Exeter's Wellcome-funded Rethinking Sexology research project and Queensland's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). I am supervised by Prof. Kate Fisher and Dr Jana Funke (Exeter), as well as Prof. Peter Cryle and Dr Elizabeth Stephens (Queensland).

Prior to joining the QUEX Institute, I worked as a research and communications consultant for the World Health Organization's Department of Ageing and Life Course in Geneva, Switzerland. I have also been affiliated with HelpAge International at their London secretariat. I hold an MA in Ageing & Society from the Institute of Gerontology, King's College London, and a BSc in Life Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.