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Ritsuko is Senior Lecturer in Sociology. She joined the University in August 2017. She has a DPhil in Sociology from the University of Sussex, and an MA in Social History from the University of Essex. Prior to coming to Winchester, she worked at the University of Sussex, Imperial College London, and Policy Studies Institute. She is also a Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, Japan. 

Her research is in the areas of: Social and Environmental Sustainability; Housing and Urban Built Environments; and Consumption and Lifestyles. Her teaching subjects reflect her expertise in these areas. 

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA).


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Blomsma, F., Tennant, M. and Ozaki, R. (2022) ‘Making sense of circular economy: understanding the progression from idea to action’, Business Strategy and the Environment (published online: https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.3107). [In press in 2023]
  • Aoyagi, M. and Ozaki, R. (2022) ‘Just transition in mobility: towards net-zero 2050’, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 15(1), 12-15.
  • Ozaki, R., Aoyagi, M. and Steward, F. (2022) ‘Community sharing: sustainable mobility in a post-carbon, depopulating society’, Environmental Sociology. 8(1), 73-87.
  • Ozaki, R. (2018) 'Follow the price signal: people's willingness to shift their household practices in a dynamic time-of-use tariff trial in the United Kingdom', Energy Research & Social Science, 46, 10-18.
  • Shaw, I. and Ozaki, R. (2016) ‘Emergent practices of an environmental standard’, Science, Technology, and Human Values, 41, 219-242.
  • Shaw, I. and Ozaki, R. (2015) ‘Performing accountability: Making environmental credentials visible in housing design’, Energy Policy, 87, 136-139.
  • Ozaki, R. and Shaw, I. (2014) ‘Entangled practices: governance, sustainable technologies, and energy consumption’, Sociology, 48(3), 590-605.
  • Ozaki, R., Shaw, I. and Dodgson, M. (2013) ‘The co-production of sustainability: negotiated practices and the Prius’, Science, Technology and Human Values, 38(4), 518-540.
  • Shaw, I. and Ozaki, R. (2013), ‘Energy provision and housing development: re-thinking professional and technological relations’, Energy Policy, 60, 427-430.
  • Ozaki, R., Shaw, I. and Dodgson, M. (2013), ‘The negotiated consumption of sustainability’, Scandinavian Journal of Management, 29(2), 194-202.
  • Ozaki, R. and Shaw, I. (2013) ‘Close encounters of the third kind: social housing residents and new technologies for sustainability’, Environment and Planning A, 45(2), 238-243.
  • Ozaki, R. and Sevastyanova, K. (2011) ‘Going hybrid: An analysis of consumer purchase motivations’, Energy Policy, 39, 2217-2227.
  • Ozaki, R. (2011) ‘Green electricity tariffs: Why do consumers adopt?’, European Business Review, March-April 2011, 10-13.
  • Ozaki, R. (2011) ‘Adopting sustainable innovation: what makes consumers sign up to green electricity?’, Business Strategy and the Environment, 20, 1-17.
  • Ozaki, R. and Schram, A. (2011) ‘Can design facilitate community?’, International Journal of Housing Science, 35(3), 195-205.
  • Ozaki, R. and Dodgson, M. (2010) ‘Adopting and consuming innovation’, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, 28(4), 1-16.
  • Lewis, J. R. and Ozaki, R. (2009) ‘Amae and mardy: a comparison of two emotion terms’, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40(6), 917-934.
  • Ozaki, R. (2009) ‘Interaction and seclusion: meaning of the domestic landscape of loft-style apartments’, Social Psychological Review, 11(1), 3-16.
  • Pickett-Barker, J. and Ozaki, R. (2008) ‘Pro-environmental products: marketing influence on consumer purchase decision’, Journal of Consumer Marketing, 25(5), 281-293.
  • Ozaki, R. (2006) ‘A Review of The Common Place: The Ordinary Experience of Housing by P. King, 2005’, European Journal of Housing Policy, 6(3), 351-365.
  • Kempen, E. and Ozaki, R. (2006) ‘Psychological meaning of living rooms in the management of impression and identity: literature review’, Social Psychology Review, 8(2), 89-102.
  • Ozaki, R. and Lewis, J. R. (2006) ‘Boundaries and the meaning of social pace: a study of Japanese house plans, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 24(1), 91-104.
  • Barlow, J. and Ozaki, R. (2005) ‘Building customer-focused housing through innovation at the customer interface: lessons from Japan’, Environment and Planning A, 37(1), 9-20.
  • Ozaki, R. (2003) ‘Customer-led approaches to innovation in housebuilding’, Construction Management and Economics, 21(6), 2003, 557-564.
  • Ozaki, R. (2003) ‘The front and back regions of the English house: changing values and lifestyles’, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 18(2), 105-127.
  • Barlow, J. and Ozaki, R. (2003) ‘Achieving ‘customer focus’ in private housebuilding: current practice and lessons from other industries’, Housing Studies, 18(1), 87-101.
  • Barlow, J., Childerhouse, P., Gann, D., Hong-Minh, S., Naim, M. and Ozaki, R. (2003) ‘Choice and delivery in housebuilding: lessons from Japan for UK housebuilders’, Building Research and Information, 31(2), 134-145.
  • Coolen, H., Kempen, E. and Ozaki, R. (2002) ‘Experience and meanings of dwellings’, Housing, Theory and Society, 19(2), 114-116.
  • Ozaki, R. (2002) ‘Housing as a cultural representation: privatised living and privacy in England and Japan’, Housing Studies, 17(2), 209-227.
  • Ozaki, R. (2001) ‘Society and housing form: home-centredness in England vs. family-centredness in Japan’, Journal of Historical Sociology, 14(3), 337-357.
  • Ozaki, R. (1998) ‘Classlessness and status difference: the tatemae and honne in home-ownership in Japan’, Hitotsubashi Journal of Social Studies, 30(1), 61-83.

Book Chapters

  • Barlow, J. and Ozaki, R. (2022) ‘Building mass customised housing through innovation in the production system. Lessons from Japan’, in: Lu, D. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Architectural History, Routledge, London
  • Ozaki, R. and Dodgson, M. (2014) ‘Consumption of Innovation’, in M. Dodgson, D. Gann and N. Phillips (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 271-289.
  • Ozaki, R. (2012) ‘Purity and danger from a Japanese perspectives: culture and house plan’, in C. Briganti and K. Mezei (eds) The Domestic Space Reader, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 116-120.
  • Ozaki, R. (2010) ‘Co-producing space and value: end-user involvement in the Nokia Cable Factory building renewal project’, in E. Chinyio and P. Olomolaiye (eds) Construction Stakeholder Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 353-354.
  • Ozaki, R. (2005) ‘Exploring tenants’ perceptions in the UK social housing sector’, in K. Tulla (ed.) Facilities Business and its Management, Combining Forces, Advancing Facilities Management & Construction through Innovation Series, Helsinki, VTT and RIL, 362-373.
  • Ozaki, R. (2005) ‘House design as a representation of values and lifestyles: the meaning of use of domestic space’, n R. García Mira, D. Uzzell, J. E. Real, and J. Romay, J. (eds) Housing, Space and Quality of Life, Ethnoscapes Series, Ashgate Publishing, London, 97-111.
  • Ozaki, R. (2003) ‘Le peril de l’impur: l’organisation de l’espace dans les intérieurs japonais’, in B. Collignon and J.-F. Staszak (eds) Espaces Domestiques: Construire, Aménager et Représenter, Bréal, Paris, 197-210.
  • Ozaki, R. (2002) ‘Mind the gap: Customers’ perceptions and the gaps between what people want and what they are offered’, in the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (ed.) Consumer Experiences in UK Housing, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, 44-67.
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