Maya Thomas is the Founder-Editor of the Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. With a doctorate in Psychology, she is an independent consultant on disability, CBR and development, based in Bangalore, India. Her areas of work include policy development and strategy planning related to disability and development, particularly community based approaches; evaluation of disability programmes; and capacity building and training of planners and managers of disability programmes. She has more than 20 years of experience in these areas countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Dr. Thomas is on the Editorial Committee of the World Report on Disability of WHO, Geneva, and has been a member of the Core Group for the development of the WHO CBR Guidelines (2010).