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Sally Baker

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
disabled persons
life sciences & biomedicine
science & technology
residence characteristics
public, environmental & occupational health
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Sally Baker

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Humanitarian Response and Recovery
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Sally Baker


Sally provides technical assistance and capacity development support to inform international development programs and research which aim to improve the quality of life of people with disability in low income countries. Sally has fifteen years experience working with donors, NGOs, Disabled People's Organisations, United Nations agencies and research institutes across Asia and the Pacific towards equitable health and education outcomes for people with disability.

For most of these years, Sally has lived in the Pacific and Asian countries in which she has been working.

Sally is a Disability Advisor to Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and to several large DFAT-funded programs in the region, including the Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training program, and the Access to Quality Education Program in Fiji. Sally also advises WHO, CBM, Oxfam and others.

Sally currently leads the Building evidence and capacity for disability inclusive disaster response and recovery project in Vanuatu, and is a co-investigator on research projects which focus on access to sexual and reproductive health services for women with disability in the Philippines, and development of contextualised inclusive education indicators in the Pacific.

Sally was part of a team which developed and validated the Rapid Assessment of Disability (RAD) toolkit, which provides development agencies with a mechanism to determine the situation of people with disability, and to measure the effectiveness of progarms which aim to include them. The RAD has since been utilised in several countries around the world, and Sally has provided technical support to these efforts.

Sally has a keen interest in working closely with partners in low income countries towards disability inclusion, in a contextualised, effective and sustainable way.

Scholarly Works

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Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Themis Dept Access

Nossal Institute Ltd

Board Member

Australia Pacific Islands Disability Support (APIDS)


Arts (Community Development in Asia and the Pacific)

Victoria University of Technology

Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

University of Sydney