Alexandra Devine

Dr Alexandra Devine

Research Fellow
University Of Melbourne

Alexandra Devine is a Research Fellow with the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. For the past 16 years her local and international research and technical assistance experience has a focus on mental health, disability and disability inclusive development. Key bodies include as lead researcher on a UNICEF funded situation analysis of children with disability in Cambodia which utilised participatory research techniques to include the voices of children with disability; lead researcher on study evaluating exploring sport for inclusive development programs in the Pacific; Co-investigator for an Australian Development Research Award aimed at improving access to quality Sexual and Reproductive Health for women with disability in the Philippines; and, Co-investigator on an Australian Government funded study to develop the Rapid Assessment of Disability Рa toolkit to measure the effectiveness of development activities which target or include people with disabilities. Upon completion of her PhD on the life circumstances of people with psychosocial disability and their engagement with Australian Disability Employment Services (DES), Alexandra has continued to focus on disability, health and employment inequalities, alongside examining experiences of individuals engaged with systems such as Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme. Alexandra continues to provide technical assistance to an Australian Government funded Skills for Development Program in Kiribati.