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Sangwon Lee

Brief Bio

Before dedicating myself to social work, I was a physical therapist for children and juveniles with disabilities for five years in Korea. After I received my masters in social work in Korea in 2015, I volunteered to work in international communities for people with developmental disabilities in Ireland and Germany for a period of four years. Upon my return to Korea in 2020 I worked as a research assistant at the Seoul Welfare Foundation where I conducted key research to develop guidelines and an evaluation system for case management in Seoul’s public sector, as well as social work practice for COVID-19 response guidelines. My collective field and research experience have led me to pursue research on disability social work and policy and social vulnerabilities during disasters.


  • MSW, Chongshin University (Seoul, South Korea), 2015

Research Interests

  • Disability social work and policy
  • Social vulnerabilities during disasters