Euan McKay

Science communication, public relations, history



My research in history and international relations relates primarily to the Japanese Surrendered Personnel (JSP) who found themselves under British control in South East Asia at the end of the Second World War. This issue is at the intersection of the Second World War, prisoner-of-war issue, start of the Cold War, and end of empire in Asia.

I am part of a research group examining the reasons for the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields in Japan. In this group I focus on parallels and interactions with sexual minority status.

I work at Kobe University, where I am overseeing the development of the university’s strategic communications.


Science communication, diversity, LGBT, sexual minorities, Second World War, prisoners of war, Japanese Surrendered Personnel, East Asia, South East Asia, Anglo-Japanese relations, decolonisation.