Leonard Cheshire Development Centre

Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre


The Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre is an academic research centre based at University College London.

The aims of the Centre are:

  • To undertake field research studies in participation with Leonard Cheshire Disability programmes implemented globally, partners of the Global Alliance, and many other research partners
  • To provide expertise for policy makers and other stakeholders (NGOs, UN agencies, other donor agencies) primarily in developing countries. This includes the areas of legislation, inclusion, empowerment and mainstreaming within existing policies.
  • To participate in academic networks, and to share research experience and knowledge through field surveys, publications and teaching about disabled people, vulnerable groups and international development, and through supervision of student and fellow research.

The Centre is dedicated to generating a body of research about disability issues that helps to improve the lives of people with disabilities, and those of their families and their communities, around the world.

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