Our people

Mutsumi Karasaki
Senior Research Fellow, Inclusive Communities

Dr Mutsumi Karasaki joined the Inclusive Communities team.as Senior Research Fellow in December 2018. He is working on projects about NDIS practices.

Previously, Mutsumi was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, investigating the social and cultural context of early childhood eating and sleeping. For his PhD at Monash University, he examined experiences of people whose relatively young spouse had a stroke.

Outside research, he has also worked at mental health and disability organisations, and as a school teacher.


He is passionate about social justice, and his work is driven by his desire to address various forms of othering. His research interests focus on the intersections between family care and institutional and policy practices, with specific emphasis on disability and early childhood. 

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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