Kleinitz, Pauline

Kleinitz, Pauline
Country
Switzerland
Bio
Pauline is an international specialist in disability, rehabilitation and disability inclusive development holding a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy and Master's Degree in Social Science, International Development and is currently undertaking her PhD. She worked for the World Health Organization from 2011 to 2016 as the Disability and Rehabilitation Regional Advisor for the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, and currently works with the WHO Rehabilitation Programme in Geneva Switzerland. Prior to joining WHO she worked for a partnership between Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne and CBM Australia where she undertook lecturing, research, program management and technical advisory roles. Pauline has worked in the disability sector in high and low-income countries for twenty five years, including in early-childhood intervention, special and inclusive education settings, community-based rehabilitation and rehabilitation services in paediatric and adult hospitals. Pauline has presented in over 50 national and international conferences and involved in numerous other speaking engagements.