MS Alex Devine

MS Alex Devine

Positions

  • Disability Inclusive Development

Overview

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  • Alexandra Devine is a Senior Research Officer with a focus on disability inclusive development. Alex has been a co-investigator on two Australian development Research Awards. The first focused on the development of the Rapid Assessment of Disability. The second, the W-DARE project was a three year participatory action research project which aimed to improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health, including protection from violence, for women and girls with disability in Philippines. Alex has led and supported a number of research activities for the CBM-Nossal Partnership including an evaluation of sport for inclusive development programs in the Pacific; a UNICEF situation analysis of children with disability in Cambodia; and analysis of the inclusion of people with psychosocial disability in development cooperation. Prior to this, Alex was involved in a number of projects in the Northeast of India, exploring mental health promotion as a mechanism to reduce the risk of HIV transmission for widows or injecting drug users; and, a research project exploring pathways to sex-work in Nagaland. Alex sits on the Executive Committee for the Australian Disability and Development Consortium, and is the coordinator of Nossal’s Disability and International Development subject.   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Awards

Education and training

  • MHlthSc (PHP), La Trobe University 2007
  • MPH, Monash University 2004
  • B. Applied Sci, La Trobe University 1997

Awards and honors

  • Victorian Public Health Training Scheme, Nancy Millis Award, La Trobe University, 2007