Michael King

DTC Steering Committee Student Representative
ESRC Student Representative
Departmental Ethics Commitee

I am a third year DPhil student researching the implementation of policy around looked-after-children in Japan. I have worked with the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare on reform of the child welfare act. 

I have been supervised by Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser & Professor Roger Goodman.


My first thesis focused on understanding the educational outcomes of children in care in Japan.
The second thesis focused on Israel and Japan's use of large scale institutional care facilities in place of foster care and smaller institutions. This was translated into Hebrew by Israel's Ministry of Welfare.

Michael King's key areas of research focus are

Looked-After-Children in Japan

Personal pages are



  • Why do Japan and Israel still rely on Residential Care at the expense of Foster Care?. Michael Maher King (2013). Presentation at the International Foster Care Organisation 2013http://ifco2013.com/
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