Huib Cornielje was trained as physical therapist in the Netherlands and worked for 10 years in various rehabilitation programmes in South Africa. During his stay in South Africa he obtained a Master in Science as well as a Higher Diploma in Adult Education (cum laude) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
After returning home in 1993 he obtained a Master in Public Health. Currently he is director of Enablement: and is involved in training, research and development in the field of disability and development. His main area of interest is Community based Rehabilitation. He contributed to sections of the new CBR Guidelines and reviewed the Guidelines in 2008.
Huib is since 2008 permanent disability advisor for the Netherlands Leprosy Relief. Together with 2 other people, he took the initiative to start the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development and served the Board of DCDD for many years.
He is also working as lecturer Public Health at the University for Applied Sciences in Leiden. More recently he became involved in the development of courses in Disability &Development at the VU University in Amsterdam.
Tel: +31 (0)172 49 99 40