Advisory Board

The HIRAKU-Global Advisory Board was established to give the Program advice based on their expertise and experiences in regard to its overall plans and strategies, development/support programs, domestic/international collaborations, amongst others.

Board Members


Jeremy P. BRADSHAW, DPhil

Consultant in Higher Education, University of Bath, UK
Former Executive Member of UK Council for Graduate Education



Co-chair of the Board of Directors, Japanese Association for the Advancement of Science
Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
Former Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), Cabinet Office, Japan


Robert W. MAHLEY, M.D., Ph.D.

President Emeritus and Founder, Gladstone Institutes, USA
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes, USA
Professor of Pathology and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA


Alastair G. McEWAN, Ph.D.

Executive Director for Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Australian Research Council
Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Researcher Development), The University of Queensland, Australia
Former Convenor of Australian Council for Graduate Research