Dr. Irwanto, PhD, MSc, is the founder and director of the Center for Disability Studies and the co-director for the Center on Child Protection at Universitas Indonesia, where he is an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Welfare within the School of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Indonesia. In addition, Dr. Irwanto is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology at Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Irwanto served as a member of an expert panel on setting a national agenda for disabled people’s organizations after the ratification of the UN Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), and served as a resource person on the sexual and reproductive health rights of young people with disabilities for the UN Population Fund. Additionally, he served as the Chief Organizer and a Lecturer on the social protection of people with disabilities for 2010-2011 summer courses focusing on disability and development at Vrije University in the Netherlands. His active involvement in social studies won him the Excellence in Social Work Education award from the Association of Social Work Education in Asia and the Pacific in Penang, Malaysia in 2007. Dr. Irwanto was a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays scholarship, and earned his MSc and PhD from Purdue University. In 2002, he was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Community Health at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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