Pauline Kleinitz

Pauline Kleinitz


Early Stage Researcher at the IBE - Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research


Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology - IBE
Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research
Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health
Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich
Marchioninistraße 17
81377 Munich, Germany

Research Interest

The objective of my PhD is to develop a Situation Assessment Tool of Rehabilitation Systems for low and middle income countries. The study will analyse health system situation assessment tools, develop a tool specific to rehabilitation and pilot this in low and middle income countries. The tool is being developed in collaboration with the World Health Organisation.


Prof. Ulrich Mansmann
PD Dr Carla Sabariego
Prof. Alarcos Cieza

Curriculum Vitae


2016 - presentPh.D. candidate in Medical Research: Epidemiology & Public Health, LMU Munich, Germany
2003 - 2006 Master of Social Science (International Development)RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia;
1989 - 1992 Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) LA Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia;


2011 - 2015 Technical Lead, Disability and Rehabilitation Unit WHO, Western Pacific Regional Office, Manila,
2009 - 2011 Senior Capacity Development Officer CBM-Nossal Partnership, CBM Australia and Nossal
  Institute for Global Health, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia;
2007 - 2009 Disability Inclusive Development Advocacy and Training Officer CBM Australia,
  56 Rutland Road, Box Hill, Melbourne, Australia;
2003 - 2006 Team Leader, Early Childhood Intervention Program Broad Insight Group, Broadmeadows,
  Victoria, Australia;
1993 - 2002 Multiple positions in physiotherapy and programme management within Australia, Malawi and
  the United Kingdom.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Benigno, M, Kleinitz, P, Calina et al (2015), Responding to the health and rehabilitation needs of people with disabilities post-Haiyan, Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, Volume 6, 2015.

Other Publications

Kleinitz, P, Walji F, et al (2011), Barriers and Facilitators to Health Services for People with Disability in Cambodia. Melbourne University.

Kleinitz, P, Ormsby, G (2010), Disability Inclusive Approaches to Eye Health, a Practice Guide. CBM Australia.

Kleinitz, P (2006), New pathways to understanding the true costs of disability in developing countries, RMIT University.

Symes, L, Kleinitz, P & Shears, B (2006), Challenges and Choices; A Handbook for Implementing Change in Early Childhood Intervention Services, ISBN 0-646-45860-4.