Leonard Cheshire Development Centre

Maria Kett Publications

This is a list of publications by Dr Kett. The list is arranged by year. Click on the links below to see publications from a particular year.

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2013 -- 2012 -- 2011 -- 2010 -- 2009 -- 2008 -- 2007 --2006 -- 2005 and earlier



Wapling, L., Challenger, E., Cole, E., Lang, R.Kett, M.Groce, N. (2013) Research Toolkit for Disabled People’s Organisations: How to undertake and use applied research. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability [link]

Book Chapters

Trani, JF., Kett, M., Bakhshi P., Bailey, N. (2013) Disability, vulnerability and citizenship: to what extent is education a protective mechanism for children with disabilities in countries affected by conflict? Chapter 10 in Singal, N. (ed.) Disability, Poverty and Education. Oxford: Routledge.



Komolafe, MA., Sunmonu, TA., Afolabi, OT., Komolafe, EO., Fabusiwa, FO., Groce, N.Kett, M., Disu, JO., Ajiboye, JK. & Olaniyan, SO. (2012). The social and economic impacts of epilepsy on women in Nigeria. Epilepsy and Behaviour 24(1):97-101 

Komolafe, MA., Sunmonu, TA., Fabusiwa, F., Komolafe, EO., Afolabi, O., Kett, M.Groce, N. (2011). Women's perspectives on epilepsy and its sociocultural impact in south western Nigeria. African Journal of Neurological Sciences. Vol 30:2:


Kett, M. (2012), Skills development for youth living with disabilities in four developing countries. Background paper for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012. [online]

Book Chapters

Kett, M.,  Trani, J. (2012). ‘Refugees with Disabilities: More vulnerable, more at risk’ in Segal, UA. and Elliott, D. Refugees Worldwide: Refugee Health. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers pp.213-230



Groce, N., Bailey, N., Lang, R.Trani, J.Kett, M. (2011) 'Water and sanitation issues for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a literature review and discussion of implications for global health and international development'. Journal of Water and Health[online]

Komolafe, MA., Sunmonu, TA., Fabusiwa, F., Komolafe, EO., Afolabi, O., Kett, M. &Groce, N. (2011). Women's perspectives on epilepsy and its sociocultural im pact in south western Nigeria. African Journal of Neurological Sciences 30(2) 

Groce, N.Kett, M.Lang, R.Trani, J. (2011) Disability and poverty: the need for a more nuanced understanding of implications for development policy and practice, Third World Quarterly, 32(8):1493-1513 [online]

Lang, R.Kett, M.Groce, N.Trani, J. (2011 in press) Implementing the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: principles, implications, practice and limitations. ALTER-European Journal of Disability Research. [online]

Trani, J., Browne, J., Kett, M., Bah, O., Morlai, T., Bailey, N., Groce, N. (2011 forthcoming) 'Access to health care, reproductive health and disability: a large scale survey in Sierra Leone', Social Science & Medicine [online]

Trani, J.Kett, M., Bakhshi, P., Bailey, N. (2011) Disability, Vulnerability and Citizenship:  to what extent is education a protective mechanism for children with disabilities in countries affected by conflict? International Journal of Inclusive Education[online]


Kett, M. (2011) 'Disability and Disasters: the next 10 years?'. Disability in Conflicts and Emergencies: Reaching the most vulnerable. 30 May-1 June. Atlas Alliance, Oslo.[online]

Twigg, T., Kett, M., Bottomley, H., Tze Tan, L., Nasreddin, H. (2011) 'Disaiblity and Public Shelter in Emergencies', Environmental Hazards 10:3-4, 248-261 [online]



Kett, M. and Trani, J. (2010). The importance of inclusion. Forced Migration Review. [online]


Trani, J.. with Bah, O., Bailey, N., Browne, J., Groce, N. and Kett, M. (2010) Disability in and Around Urban Areas of Sierra Leone. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability [online]



Costello, A., Abbas, M., Allen, A., Ball, S., Bell, S., Bellamy, R., Friel, S., Groce, N., Johnson, A., Kett, M., Lee, M., Levy, C., Maslin, M., McCoy, D., McGuire, B., Montgomery, H., Napier, D., Pagel, C., Patel, J., Puppim de Oliveira, J.A., Redclift, N., Rees, H., Rogger, D., Scott, J., Stephenson, J., Twigg, J., Wolff, J., Patterson, C. (2009). Managing the health effects of climate change. The Lancet 373(9676): 1693-1733. [online]

Groce, N., Kett, M., Lang, R., Trani, J., Bailey, N. (2009), Working Paper 8: The Potential Impact of the Global Economic Downturn on Persons with Disabilities. [online]

Kett, M., Lang, R., Trani, J. (2009). Disability, Development and the Dawning of a New Convention: A Cause for Optimism? Journal of International Development 21(5): 649-661. [online]

Kett, M., van Ommeren, M. (2009). Disability, conflict and emergencies. The Lancet 374(9704):1801-1803. [online]

Lang, R., Kett, M., Trani, J. (2009). Introduction to Special Section: Papers from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Call for Action on Poverty, Lack of Access and Discrimination. Disability Studies Quarterly 29(1). [online]

Trani, J., Kett, M. (2009) Working Paper 13: 2nd Report Study on affected and excluded vulnerable children in Southern West Darfur [online]

Book Chapters

Kett, M., van Tulleken, A. (2009). Humanitarian Organizations and Their Coordination in Humanitarian Assistance. Chapter 5A in Hopperus Buma, A., Burris, D., Hawley, A., Ryan, J., Mahoney, P. (ed.) Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide. London: Springer-Verlag, 2nd edition, 31-48.



Kett, M., Ryan, J. (2008), Working Paper 7: Pakistan Earthquake Assessment - Field Report 2005. [online]

Book Chapters

Kett, M., Geiger, M., Boersma, M. (2008). Community Based Rehabilitation and Families in Crisis. Chapter 7 in Hartley,S., Okune,J. (ed.) CBR: Inclusive Policy Development and Implementation. Norwich, UK: University of East Anglia, 110-140.

Kett, M., Trollope-Kumar, K. (2008). "Respect for Culture" in Arya,N., Santa Barbara,J. (ed.) Peace Through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.


Trani, J., Kett, M., Bakhshi, P. (2008). "Inclusive Education for Disabled Children in Conflict-Affected Fragile States: What can we learn from the Capability Approach?" 7th International Conference on the Capability Approach: Equality, Inclusion and Human Development, Indian Institute for Sustainable Development, New Delhi



Kett, M., Dalrymple, M. (2007), Working Paper 6: The Continuing 'Plight' of Displaced People in Bosnia-Herzegovina. [online]

Kett, M., Rowson, M. (2007). Drivers of Violent Conflict. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 100(9), 403-406.

Book Chapters

Kett, M. (2007). "Chapter 5: Conflict Recovery" Chapter 5 in Barron,T., Amerena,P. (ed.) Disability and Inclusive Development. London: Leonard Cheshire International.

Kett, M, Twigg, J. (2007). "Disability and Disasters: Towards an Inclusive Approach" in World Disaster Report 2007. Geneva: International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent


Kett, M. (2007). "To What Extent are People with Disabilities Considered in Humanitarian Aid?" 'Disasters are Always Inclusive' Conference on Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Emergency Situations, Bonn, Germany

Kett, M. (2007). "Families in Crisis: with a specific focus on conflict and emergency situations." CBR Africa Network Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa



Cordeiro, V., Deshpande, S., Kett, M., Stubbs, S., Yeo, R. (2006). Disability in Conflict and Emergency Situations: Focus on Tsunami Affected Areas. Behinderung und Dritte Welt 1, 5-13.

Book Chapters

Kett, M. (2006). Disability in conflict and emergency situations: Focus on tsunami affected areas. Chapter 12 in Bill Albert (ed.) In or out of the mainstream: lessons from research on disability and development cooperation. Leeds: The Disability Press, 163-178.

Kett, M. (2006). "Displaced Populations - A Long-term Perspective" in Redmond,D., Mahoney, P., Ryan, J., Macnab,C. (ed.) ABC of Conflict and Disaster. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.


Kett, M. (2006). "Inclusion of Disabled People in Post-Emergency Situations - Issues and Agendas" Dutch Disability and Development Consortium Conference, Amersfoort, Holland

Kett, M. (2006). "Kabala Community Project on Access to Education and Economic Empowerment for Disabled People and their Families" Save the Children Regional Workshop: 'Children in Conflict' Dakar, Senegal



Kett, M. (2005). Displaced Populations and Long Term Humanitarian Assistance. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.) 331(7508), 98-100.

Kett, M. (2005). Internally Displaced Peoples in Bosnia-Herzegovina - Impacts of long term displacement on health and well-being. Medicine, Conflict and Survival 21(3), 199-215.


Kett, M. (2005). "A Critique of the Impact of Social Capital and Psychosocial Programmes on the Health and Well-being of Long Term Internally Displaced People in Bosnia and Azerbaijan." 9th Conference for the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Kett, M. (2005). "Can Peace be Achieved Through Health in Colombia? Dilemmas and Ethics." Peace Through Health Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada



Kett, M. (2004). Vulnerable groups of displaced populations. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 150(4), 256-263

Kett, M., Mannion, S.J. (2004). Managing the Health Effects of the Explosive Remnants of War. Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health 124(6), 262-267.eru



Kett, M., Dalrymple, M. (2003). Return and repatriation of Bosnian refugees - 7 years on. Compass - Disability Issues Worldwide. 16:21-22