Kagawa Nutrition University
Masaharu Kagawa , BSc(Hons) PhD RPHNutr ISAK (Level 3)
Laboratory of Kinanthropometry
Outline of Research Activities

Dr. Masa Kagawa's research interests include all topics associated with anthropometry and body composition assessment in the fields of Public Health and Nutrition, particularly in relation to obesity and health screening, body image, and sports science. Masa is also involved in a number of cross-ethnic, cross-cultural research programs on body image and obesity, including an international collaborative project on childhood obesity supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Masa's recent work includes the influence of genetic polymorphisms on fat distribution pattern, identification of influencing factors on body image of young Japanese females, and the development of 3D imaging to reflect anthropometric and body composition values of individuals. This work is being applied in health promotion strategies to improve body image of young Japanese females. Furthermore, Masa has been involving in nutritional supports on athletes of various levels.

Masa is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). He is also the first Japanese Level 3 Anthropometrist as well as one of the eight Photoscopic Somatotype Raters in the world, both accredited by the International Society for an advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) and is devoted to the promotion of accurate and precise anthropometric techniques in Japan.


2011: The Asia-Pacific Conference of Clinical Nutrition (APCCN) Young Investigator Award from the Asia-Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society (APCNS)

2013: Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing from Elsevier and Body Image: An International Journal of Research

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