Dr Alex Robinson

Head of Disability Inclusion for Health and Development

Alex joined the Nossal in February 2017 after working in Indonesia and the Philippines where he was Country Director and Disability Inclusion Adviser for ASB, one of Germany’s largest social welfare organisations. He has a BA and PhD in Development Studies.

Alex’s key interest is the prevention and reduction of disaster risk and he spends quite a bit of time thinking about how best to ensure communities are inclusive and resilient. Alongside managing a range of long-term development programmes and policy engagement, he has worked in emergency response and recovery programs in Indonesia, Haiti, the Philippines and Nepal.

He believes there is growing awareness of the importance of disability inclusive development and says the Nossal Institute plays a key role in ensuring people with disabilities can take a lead in international development practice and policy. His goal is to contribute to that ongoing inclusive and truly participatory development practice.