21 July 2022
Felix Kiefel-Johnson is an early career researcher passionate about understanding and promoting disability inclusion across the Asia-Pacific region. Felix is working on a longitude qualitative study into the lived-experiences of families of students with disability throughout the COVID-19 response in Victoria, Australia. He has collaborated on the Scaling Up One Health Approaches in the Greater Mekong Sub region project.
He has experience as a disability and education support worker with neurodiverse children in Sweden and Australia. He holds Master’s of Social Work from the University of Melbourne and a Master’s of Social Anthropology from Stockholm University.
Felix is interested in how cultural understandings of disability shape notions of identity, personhood and citizenship in different societies, and how this impacts on universal access to healthcare, rehabilitation and inclusive development. He believes cultural humility coupled with social justice is crucial for understanding human diversity and promoting the rights and participation of people with disability in global contexts.