Global Disability Research


UCL Futures Grant

The UCL Global Disability Research Group have been awarded funding from UCL Futures to hold a four part seminar series followed by a one day conference to be held in April 2010.

For more information about our exciting new seminar series, please click here.


Monday 11th October, 2010 - 09.00 - 17.00

Wilkins Old Refectory, University College London.

This one-day conference provides an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the key issues for disability research in global contexts, and how these issues might be addressed. The event is funded by a UCL Futures Grant, which promotes innovation and collaboration between academics across the university.

Invited speakers are from a range of agencies and disciplines and represent a variety of perspectives. 


  • Professor Michael Stein
  • Tom Shakespeare
  • Diane Mulligan OBE
  • Naila Khan
  • Michelle Moore

There will also be a poster session of current or recently completed work. Post graduate students and early researchers are invited to submit posters on topics related to disability for inclusion in this session (download application form here). The programme will include 3 principle sessions with time for questions and debate after each session, including:


9:00-9.30 Registration and coffee

9:30-9.45 Opening remarks

9:45-11:00 Session 1: Bilateral and multilateral agency (UN, World Bank, DFID, WHO) perspectives

11:30-1:00 Session 2: DPO/NGO perspectives

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 Session 3: Academic perspectives

4:00-4:45 Discussion

4:45-5:00 Launch of Disability and Poverty, the latest in Leonard Cheshire Disability’s ‘Disability and Inclusive Development’ series, with guest speakers

5:00-7:00 Posters and wine reception


Fees: Regular: £30; Full-time students £15.

Click here to download the conference registration form

All student ticket holders must present valid NUS/student ID.