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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.

Past Events

  • Seminar: 'Disability and Women's Health - Emerging Issues in an Overlooked Population'
    8th October 2009, 17.15 - 20.00, Wilkins Garden Room, UCL.

    Speakers: Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health), Professor Nora Groce (Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) and Dr Janet Price (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

    Chair: Dr Maria Kett (Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre)

  • Seminar: 'Infectious Diseases and Persons with Disabilities - From HIV to Malaria and Beyond'
    10th December 2009, 17.00 - 20.00, Wilkins Garden Room, UCL.

    Speakers: Roly Gosling, MD. (Royal Free Hospital) and Professor Nora Groce (Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL Epidemiology and Public Health)

    Chair: Dr Sheila Wirz (Institute of Child Health)

  • Seminar: 'Humanitarian Disaster Relief - Disability and the New Sphere Guidelines'
    11th February 2010, 17.00 - 20.00, Wilkins Garden Room, UCL.

    Speakers: Dr Maria Kett (Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre), Dr John Twigg (Senior Research Associate, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering), Jazz Shaban (World Vision).

    Chair: Dr Raymond Lang (Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre.

    This third seminar will explore the high-profile theme of humanitarian disaster relief and how the new SPHERE guidelines, which set global standards for disaster relief efforts, can support disabled people in post-disaster countries.

    More information about the Sphere Project can be found here.

  • Seminar: 'Disability and Poverty - A Perspective from the World Bank
    18th March 2010, 17.00 - 20.00, Wilkins Old Refectory, UCL.

    Speaker: Daniel Mont (World Bank)

    Chair: Dr Jean-Francois Trani (Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre)

    This fourth seminar will explore the relationship between disability and poverty from the perspective of the World Bank.

    Daniel Mont is a Senior Economist with the World Bank Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Team in Vietnam, and formerly with the World Bank's Disability and Development Team. Daniel has published in the areas of disability measurement and inclusive development.  He is the recipient of a public policy fellowship from the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation and was named the first John Jones Scholar in Workers' Compensation by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute.  Daniel is also the author of A Different Kind of Boy: A Father's Memoir about Raising a Gifted Child with Autism.

  • Conference: 'The Future of Global Disability Research'

    Date: Monday 11th October 2010, 9.00 - 17.00 (followed by a drinks reception and book launch)

    Speakers: Professor Michael Stein, Professor Nora Groce, Dr Tom Shakespeare, Diane Mulligan OBE, Dr Naila Khan, Michelle Moore and Sunanda Mavillapalli

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All venues will be wheelchair accessible. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please contact Ellie Cole (email: ellie.cole@ucl.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)20 3108 3146).