Fleur Smith

Technical Advisor

Fleur first joined the Nossal Institute in 2015 as an intern and is now a Technical Advisor.

She’s recently worked on developing a Toolkit for Disability Inclusive Healthcare for the World Health Organization (WHO) and completed a study for Wateraid Cambodia on the accessibility of WASH in health care facilities. Fleur contributed to research on inclusive eye health care practices in Indonesia and she provides technical advice on disability inclusion to DFAT via the CBM-Nossal Institute Partnership Help Desk.

Her particular interest is in meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their families, ensuring that all children reach their potential through the early detection and intervention of childhood disability.

Fleur is a practising paediatric occupational therapist who has worked in a variety of health settings in Australia and overseas. She spent a year in Samoa where she focused on capacity development with local fieldworkers in an early childhood intervention program, and on the promotion of disability inclusion within the community.

Fleur believes her occupational therapy background that has inclusion, participation, health and wellbeing as core concepts, provides a solid foundation for her work at the Nossal.

She has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from La Trobe University and a Master of Public Health (International Health) from Monash University. Fleur completed an internship at WhO Western Pacific Regional Office.