Manjula (BS Optometry, PhD) is a Research Fellow in the Disability Inclusion for Health and Development Unit. Her research interests are measurement of disability and its impact, evaluation of disability inclusive development programs and development and validation of questionnaires using qualitative and quantitative (Rasch analysis) techniques. Manjula is an optometrist specialised in low vision rehabilitation. She completed her PhD from the Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Melbourne, in 2011. Her doctoral thesis involved developing an evaluation framework for community-based rehabilitation programs. Her postdoctoral research primarily focused on developing and validating the Rapid Assessment of Disability survey to measure disability and its impact on participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in the community.