Ms Alexandra Gargett
C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
Alexandra Gargett is a physiotherapist with 7 years experience providing rehabilitation services across a range of health service settings, with a particular focus on community level services for people with disability. For the past 5 years she has worked with children with developmental disability and currently works part time with an NGO providing community based services to children. Her longstanding interest in disability inclusive international development and providing rehabilitation services in low resource settings drove her, in 2011, to join the University of Sydney.
She has worked on a number of projects under the Centre for Disability Research and Policy work stream for Disability and Development as well as the WHO Collaborating Centre (under designation) for Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care. These projects include AusAID funded Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship Programs ‘Disability prevention in Lao and Vietnam: Increasing capacity for community-based early detection, identification and rehabilitation’ (2011) and ‘Increasing capacity for developing rights based disability policy in Southeast Asia’ (2013).
Under the WHO CC she has worked on the situational analysis and accompanying report submitted to WHO WPRO titled ‘Pacific Rehabilitation Health Workforce’ (June-October 2012) as well as developing a rehabilitation sector situation analysis (LaoPDR, May 2013) and for WHO Western Pacific Region (September-November, 2013) She is currently completing a Masters of Applied Science investigating traditional healing practices and disability in the Solomon Islands.
Ms Gargett is a member of the following research teams:
Australian family and disability studies research collaboration (AFDSRC)
Centre for Disability Research and Policy; Disability and Community