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.