Leonard Cheshire Development Centre

Eleanor Challenger

Project Coordinator

Eleanor Challenger

Email: e.challenger@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3178

Internal: 53178


Eleanor is Project Coordinator for the Cross-Cutting Disability Research Programme. Her role involves project, financial and administrative coordination, as well as research support to the multi-country DFID-funded grant.

She has a keen interest in disability and development having completed a World Vision commissioned research project on access to primary healthcare for children with disabilities in Kenya, as part of her MSc dissertation, and experience teaching for an Early Years Special Education Diploma at the University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman.

Eleanor completed an MSc in International Child Health from the Institute for Global Health at University College London in 2010, with a specific focus on disability and development research, programmes and policy.

Her previous experience includes programme coordination, research support, and grants and contracts oversight for several international NGOs including Leonard Cheshire Disability in the Philippines, the Open Society Foundation and the Mines Advisory Group. She has also supported research on mental health and ageing in the UK for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Eleanor speaks French having completed an undergraduate degree in English Literature and French Studies at the University of Manchester and is currently studying for a Level 2 British Sign Language course.


Presentation as part of the global seminar on disability research: "Equalising opportunities for children with disabilities: healthcare practitioner perspectives in western Kenya" based on World Vision collaboration for MSc dissertation research. University of Nizwa, Oman February 2011.


Orsander M, Challenger E (2012) Child Health’s Missing Children: Including Disabled Children in Child Health Through Understanding Access to Primary Health Care: Experiences from Kenya. World Vision. [link]