Anna is a multi-award winning disability justice activist, researcher, and policymaker. Her work focuses on the disability law “implementation gap”, in which progressive legal standards often fail to improve disabled people’s lives in practice. Anna’s research spans the disciplines of humanitarian relief, international development, urban planning, comparative policy, disability culture, and community-building. As an inaugural Board Member for the NCAT, Anna will contribute expertise on emergency preparedness, intersectionality, sustainability, and regulatory implementation in accessible transport.
Anna is currently pursuing a PhD within the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub at University College London (UCL), where she is exploring how digital technology can be used to help disabled-led advocacy organisations collaborate and share knowledge globally. She also works as the Global Research and Response Lead at The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, a disability-led disaster response organization. There, she spearheaded the launch of an evacuation and humanitarian aid mechanism for disabled Ukrainians being left behind in the current war. Before this, Anna served the Washington, DC government as a twice-elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner.
Anna was just ranked fourth on the Shaw Trust’s Disability Power 100, a list of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.