Mayuko Onuki has been a research fellow at JICA Research Institute since April 2015, mainly in charge of research on Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers as well as evaluation and monitoring of skills training for ex-combatants and civilians with disabilities in a post-conflict society, Rwanda. Her research on international volunteers focuses on their personal characteristics, such as values and personality, as well as their competencies, especially in relationship formation, in this dynamic and globalizing world.
Mayuko has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Southern California (USA) with more than 10 years of research experience in academic, non-profit, for-profit, and government funded organizations. She is technically proficient with quantitative methods and an advocate of inclusion and diversity.
She joined an Expert Advisory Group for the 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, and gets excited about collaborating with colleagues from all over the world.