Dr. Danely has expertise on the cultural dimensions of ageing, caring, family relations, and everyday ritual practices in Japan (more details here). In 2015, he was one of 35 scholars from around the world to be awarded a two-year Enhancing Life Project Grant to conduct a cross-cultural comparative study of compassionate values among family carers of older adults in Japan and the UK. He was awarded an SSRC Abe Fellowship (2018-20) for his research on older ex-offender resettlement in Japan and the U.K.
Dr. Danely is interested in supervising postgraduate work in psychological and medical anthropology, ageing and the life course, care, religious and ritual practice, issues surrounding death and dying, and contemporary Japanese culture and society.
Research group membership
- Gender Network
- Healthy Ageing & Care Network
- Europe Japan Research Centre
- Centre for Medical Humanities
Research grants and awards
2018 SSRC Abe Fellowship ($82,000) ‘Comparison of older ex-offender resettlement and community-based organizations for reducing recidivism in Japan and in the United Kingdom’ (with Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology).
2016 British Academy Conference Award 'Vulnerability and the Politics of Care'
2016 Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Small Grant (No. 4922) Dynamics of Japan’s Ageing Prison Population (£4000) co-applicant
2015 Enhancing Life Project Early Career Scholar Award ($50,000), University of Chicago/Ruhr University Bochum. Funded by the John Templeton Foundation
2013 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship (Sept. 13, 2013- July 12, 2014) (PE13251)
2018- Comparison of older ex-offender resettlement and community-based organizations for reducing recidivism in Japan and in the United Kingdom2-year field research with NGOs and Charities that aid in resettlement of older ex-offenders
2017- Care, the great human tradition: A multi-disciplinary collaborative exploration of family care across time and culture
2017- Dynamics of Japan’s Ageing Prison Population. Literature review and networking in Japan to build a collaborative funding proposal to study older ex-offenders and community.
2013-17 Compassion, Counter-Worlds and Creating Futures: Caring for Elderly Family Members in Japan and the UK. Fieldwork-based qualitative ethnographic research. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan. Participant Observation and open-ended interviews with carers of older adults in Oxfordshire County.