|Degree||MPHIL, Development Studies (IDS, University of Sussex), DPHIL (SPRU, University of Sussex), Post Graduate Diploma, Environmental Management (Imperial College, University of London)|
|Specialty||Science, Technology Innovation Policy in Developing and Emerging Countries|
|Current Research Interests||Inclusive innovation, Science Technology and Innovation Policy for SDGs, Role of innovations in natural resource-based activities, Role of emerging technologies in developing countries.|
- Professional Career
Michiko Iizuka specializes in the policy studies on development, innovation in the area of sustainability, natural resources and agriculture in developing and emerging countries.
She is a professor at the National Graduate Research Institute on Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan from April, 2018. She also holds positions as affiliated fellow at United Nations University Maastricht Economic and social Research and training center for Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and associated fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at University of Sussex.
Prior to joining GRIPS, she was a research fellow at United Nations University Maastricht Economic and social Research and training center for Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT: 2008-2018), as an environmental officer at United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (UNECLAC: 1997-2000) and a researcher at the International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ: 1993-1996, 2000-2002).
She holds a DPhil in Science and Technology Policy from Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, an MPhil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at University of Sussex and a Post Graduate Diploma on Environment Management from the Imperial College, University of London.