MRS Beth Sprunt

MRS Beth Sprunt


  • Disability measurement in developing countries (Washington Group, UNICEF, child functioning and disability)
  • Inclusive education in Pacific Island countries



  • Senior Technical Advisor - Disability Inclusion for Health and Development. Beth was originally an Occupational Therapist before undertaking a Master in Public Health. In 2002, Beth established the Disability Program at the Nossal and developed the MPH subject “Disability in International Development”; she was a founding member of the Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC). Beth was head of OT services at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed in Bangladesh and wrote the B.Sc (OT) degree curriculum for the Bangladesh Health Professions Institute. Beth provides senior technical support within a contract with the Australian government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide capacity development, technical advice and research related to disability-inclusive development in DFAT’s programs. She was the Disability Inclusion Specialist for three years on a Fiji education sector program - Access to Quality Education Program. Beth is currently undertaking a PhD looking at disability-disaggregation of Fiji’s Education Management Information System.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • MPH, Monash University 2001
  • B.Sc(OT), La Trobe University 1995

Awards and honors

  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2014
  • Nossal Global Health Scholars Programme, 2014
  • Top completing Master of Public Health student from Monash University, Victorian Consortium for Public Health, 2002


Geographic focus


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