Dr. Michiko Iizuka

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
7. Social Protection
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Michiko Iizuka is a policy specialist in the field of development, innovation in the area of sustainability, natural resources and agriculture in developing and emerging countries.

Michiko is professor at the National Graduate Research Institute on Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan from April, 2018. At GRIPS, she works on the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy in meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  She also holds positions as affiliated fellow at 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), a researcher at the International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ: 1993-1996, 2000-2002) and as an environmental officer at United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (UNECLAC: 1997-2000).

She holds a DPhil in Science and Technology Policy from 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.


Selected publications by Michiko Iizuka