I am a Japanese consultant, social innovator, social and environmental entrepreneur and independent researcher at Re-Creation Consulting (RCC).
I have several years` experience in innovative, multi-agency, co-design and community-led development project initiatives and service delivery, partnering with several local and national community groups, NGOs and DHBs in Auckland and Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand. I have worked for several community-based NGOs in mental health, addiction, migrant and refugee resettlement (community development) in Auckland, and primary schools and a national NGO in Hamilton.
I have a Masters in Applied Social Work (MAppSW) from Massey University and have experience in research on homelessness, mental health and Asian/Japanese migrant communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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- Key Publications: Isogai, S. (2012). ’Where is my home?’ Exploring perspectives of mental health social workers about homelessness among tangata whaiora in urban Auckland. Research Report, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Isogai, S., & Nakhid, C. (2015). The resettlement experiences of eight female Japanese settlers living in the Auckland community in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In S. Wilson. (2015). Identify, culture and the politics of community development. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, p. 182 – 212. Isogai, S. & Okamura, J. (2015). Community development with Japanese settlers in Aotearoa New Zealand: the story of a Japanese interdisciplinary network group in Auckland. Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, 1(1), 47-57. Isogai, S. (2016). In search of ‘home’ for wellness: Mental health social workers’ views on homelessness in mental health. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 28(3), 67 – 78. Isogai, S., & Stanley-Clarke, N. (2017). Measuring iterative homelessness in mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand. Parity, 30(8), 54 – 57. Isogai, S. (2018). The way forward / Te Ara I Mua: An overview of current homelessness and social housing workforce development in Aotearoa New Zealand, Parity. 31(5), 30 – 31. Isogai, S. (2019). Housing first in Aotearoa New Zealand: Challenges and future directions. Parity. 32(2), 59 – 61.
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- Professional Memberships: Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW), International Association for Community Development (IACD), Australasian Housing Institute (AHI), Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ), the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), and Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA), New Zealand Wellness Association (NZWA).
- Email: Shoichi.Isogai.firstname.lastname@example.org