Navjit Gaurav

Designer | Educator | Bridging Research to Community-driven Practices | Knowledge Translator

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I am a recent graduate (Ph.D.) from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Canada. I graduated with an MSW in Disability Studies and Action from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India.

My work spans education, global health, community-based rehabilitation, public policy, and participatory research, with expertise in knowledge translation. My expertise in data analysis, visualization, management, research writing, and stakeholder engagement enables me to manage competition tasks and communicate complex information in an easy-to-understand manner visually.

My research examines the conflict, opportunities, facilitators, and barriers to disability understanding by professionals (designers) and the implications of their design choices for creating child and disability-friendly school spaces. I also study children’s lived experiences and their ideas about their school spaces that can enable them to have meaningful participation and social interaction experiences.


I study the relationship between design guidelines, design & educational theories, policies, social theories, and practices to enhance the children with disabilities schooling experience so that they do not drop out but complete their schooling like their peers in the global South.


This website includes my CV and link to my Publications