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Yasuhiro Kotera

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Yasu is Associate Professor in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. As an Accredited Psychotherapist, he has worked internationally treating patients from diverse backgrounds. His research focuses on cross-cultural mental health. He has published more than 200 academic publications appraising mental health from different cultural perspectives.

Expertise Summary

Cross-cultural mental health

Teaching Summary

At my previous university, my role was to lead UG/PG taught courses online, therefore I have several publications regarding online pedagogy on top of my mental health research.

Research Summary

How narratives of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, delivered online, can help people with mental health difficulties.

How peer support work can help improve mental health cross-culturally.

Recent Publications

Past Research

Mental health, self-compassion, cross-culture, workplace mental health including healthcare workers, mental health shame, motivation, shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), ikigai (meaning in life)

Future Research

Those ongoing projects will be expanded and deepened e.g., up-scale, more global recruitment and comparisons

School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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