Senior Technical Advisor
Fleur Smith brings together clinical and global public health experience to provide practical, innovative applications of disability inclusion and rehabilitation concepts and practices to research and development projects.
Fleur's interest areas include childhood disability and promoting systems and supports for the inclusion and wellbeing of children with disabilities and their families. 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.
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's occupational therapy background with inclusion, participation, health and wellbeing as core concepts, provides a solid foundation for her work. 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.