Kim Dunphy – Bio
Author/s: Kim Dunphy
Kim Dunphy (B.A, Grad.Dip. Movement and Dance, M.Ed (Melbourne)) is a community dance educator who has worked extensively in the field of intellectual disability. Her experience includes groups for adults and children in day training centres and special schools in country Victoria, at Noah’s Ark toy library, Bayside special developmental school and BreakOut dance group in Melbourne.
Prof Member DTAA, (B.A., Grad Dip Movement and Dance; M. Ed; PhD, Cert IV TAE). Kim is a Mckenzie Post-Doctoral Fellow at the new Creative Arts Therapy Research Unit at the University of Melbourne where she will undertake research in dance movement therapy and establish training programs. Previously she was head of faculty, dance movement therapy at Phoenix Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
Kim’s specialist areas in DMT include people with physical and intellectual disability, DMT in international development, and research and evaluation in DMT. She is also a director of the cultural community development organization Many Hands international which works primarily in the developing nation of Timor-Leste. Kim’s many publications include Freedom to Move: movement and dance for people with intellectual disability, (with Jenny Scott, 2003, Elsevier), and articles in Australian and international journals. Kim is currently President of the DTAA.