Disabilities and rehabilitation

Kristen Pratt

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Technical Officer

Tel: +41 22 791 1290
Fax: +41 22 791 4874




Responsibilities

  • Dissemination and implementation of the World report on disability
  • inclusive health systems
  • Rehabilitation guidelines

Kristen Pratt is an Australian national. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from Lincoln Institute in Melbourne and three Master's Degrees; Education from Monash University, Business Administration from University of New England and International Development from Deakin University. Prior to joining WHO Kristen worked with AusAID since 1996. Most recently she headed the team responsible for designing the first inclusive development strategy for Australia's overseas aid program: Development for All: Towards a Disability- Inclusive Australian Aid Program 2009-2014. Early in her career Kristen held a number of technical and managerial positions promoting independence of people with intellectual disabilities in Australia including community housing for people moving out of a major state institution in Melbourne. Outside of Australia Kristen's work has focussed on community-based rehabilitation in Papua New Guinea and gender equality in Viet Nam.

Kristen Pratt joined WHO in 2012 on secondment from AusAID and is a technical officer in the Disability and Rehabilitation Team (DAR) in the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP). She supports the implementation of the World report on disability and leads development of key normative guidance on inclusive health and rehabilitation.

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