Leonard Cheshire Development Centre

Seminar Series

The Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Health at the Institute of Child Health, were awarded a UCL Futures grant to hold a series of seminars. These events began in 2009 and include a one-day conference on The Future of Global Disability Research which took place in October 2010.

If you would like to be updated with future events, you can join our mailing list by emailing ellie.cole@ucl.ac.uk.

Upcoming events

Tuesday 14 April 2015: The Economics of Inclusion: Inclusive Education and Deinstitutionalisation of disabled children in Central and Eastern Europe

Speaker: Georgette Mulheir, Chief Executive Officer, Lumos

Register here [link]

Past events

Tuesday 10 February 2015: Unpaid family carers - the scale of the issue in low and middle income countries
Speaker: Anil Patil, Founder and Executive Director, Carers Worldwide

Presentation [link]

Seminar audio [link]

Tuesday 16 December 2014: Disabled Street Beggars: Findings from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Speaker: Professor Nora Groce, Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL

Presentation [link]

Seminar audio [link]

18 November 2014: Access to health care of persons with disabilities as an indicator of equity in health systems: Research Agenda Post 2015

Speaker: Hasheem Mannan, PhD., Senior Research Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne

Presentation [link]

Seminar audio [link]

24 October 2014: The Globalization of Disability Measurement: Developing questions for monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals’

(jointly organised with the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Speakers: Dr Jennifer Madans presentation [link]

Dr Mitchell Loeb presentation [link]

Seminar audio [link]

10 September 2014:  How to evaluate Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programmes - 42 experts reach consensus.

Speaker: Marie Grandisson, doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa, visiting scholar at the Institute for Global Health, UCL  

Presentation [link]

Seminar audio [link]

20 June 2014: Integrating the Internet

(jointly organised with the UCL Faculty of Laws)

Speaker: Professor Michael Stein, Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability . 

Seminar audio [link]

08 April 2014: Giving Disability Rights Legal Force

Speaker: Colm O'Cinneide, Reader in Human Rights Law at University College London. 

Seminar audio [link]

03 March 2014: Seminar on the book “Surviving Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery

Cate Buchanan, Director, Surviving Gun Violence Project. presentation [link]

Aleema Shivji, Director, Handicap International UK, presentation [link]

Pilar Reina, Research Consultant, Small Arms Survey, presentation [link]

Seminar audio [link]

More information about the book [link]

10 February 2014: Sheila Wirz memorial symposium: A celebration of her work

Speakers: Eileen Francis, Ann Parker and Professor Jane Maxim, Professor Bencie Woll, Dr Maya Thomas, Professor Sally Hartley, Professor Anthony Costello and Professor Andy Copp. Kathryn Gurney

Chair: Dr Mary Wickenden

Eileen Frances Presentation [link]

Ann Parker Presentation [link]

Professor Jane Maxim Presentation [link]

Professor Bencie Woll Presentation [link]

Dr Maya Thomas Presentation [link]

14 January 2014: 'My friends are my anchors' : reflections on friendship and identity from adults and adolescents who live with communication disability

Dr Mary Wickenden, Katie Caryer, Dr Carole Pound and Jasvinder Khosa

17 December 2013: (Dis)ability and Disaster

Dr Ilan Kelman and Professor Laura Stough 

Presentation [link]

Audio [link]

12 November 2013: Conceptualising the Linkages between the Social Determinants of Health and Disability

Dr Raymond Lang, Senior Research Associate, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL

Presentation [link]

Audio [link]

Working Paper [link]

15 October 2013: Estimating the prevalence of childhood disability in Cambodia: A field study

Professor Peter Evans, Formerly Senior Analyst, OECD/CERI 

Presentation [link]

5 September 2013: Social Determinants of Disability-based Disadvantage: Fostering Capabilities in Solomon Islands

Dr Alexandra Gartrell, Research Fellow, School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Monash University

Presentation [link]

25 April 2013: Disability and Ageing

Mark Gorman, Director of Strategic Development, Help Age International

Presentation [link]

Audio [link]

7 March 2013: Promoting Decent Work for People with Disabilities in Developing Countries: what way forward?

Barbara Murray, Senior Disability Specialist, International Labour Organization

Presentation [link]

Audio [link]

17 January 2013: Poverty and Disability in Developing Countries
Dr Daniel Mont

Presentation [link]

Audio [link]

29 November 2012: Children with Disabilities, Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages in OECD/EU Countries - Statistics and Indicators

Marcella Deluca, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL.

Presentation [link]

22 March 2012: Digging deeper into 'inclusive development': insights from a discursive analysis of the construction and problematisation of disability in international development policy

Nina Marshall, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol

16th February 2012: Entry, engagement and empowerment: Dilemmas for inclusive education in an Indian context 

Dr Nidhi Singal, Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education, Cambridge University

19 January 2012:Inclusive Development: the Australian experience
Hon Bob McMullan

8th December 2011: Poverty and Disability: A Critical Review of the Literature in Low and Middle-income Countries

Dr Maria Kett, Assistant Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL
Presentation [link]

5th July 2011: Building Communities of Trust between the Global South and the
Global North Disability and Development Stakeholders
Dr Tsitsi Chataika (Stellenbosch University)

2nd June 2011: Do what you want: Making access accessible

Professor Nick Tyler, Accessibility Research Group, UCL
Presentation [link]

5th May 2011: Disability and Poverty in Developing Countries: a snapshot from the World Health Survey

Dr Sophie Mitra, Department of Economics, Fordham University

Link to the World Health Survey Discussion Paper [link]

14th April 2011: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Low-Income Countries: Access for all?

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Improving Access for All 

Hazel Jones, WEDC, Loughborough University
Presentation [link]

Inclusive WASH Experience from WaterAid: What we have learned 

Louisa Gosling, WaterAid
Presentation [link]

3rd March 2011: 'Disability to the Rescue?!' Strengthening Human Rights and Health Systems in Africa.

Dr Mac MacLachlan, Centre for Global Health and School of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin

Presentation [link]

11th October 2010: The Future of Global Disability Research

'The Future of Global Disability Research' 

Dr Tom Shakespeare, World Health Organization
Presentation [link]

'NGO Perspective on Global Disability Research' 

Sunanda Mavillapalli, Leonard Cheshire Disability
Presentation [link]

'Disability Research in a Developing Country' 

Dr Naila Z. Khan, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka Shishu Children’s Hospital
Presentation [link]

'The Future of Global Disability Research' 

Michele Moore, Editor, Disability & Society
Presentation [link]

'What are the gaps in disability research? NGO perspectives...' 

Diane Mulligan, Programme Development Adviser.
Presentation [link]


Wickenden, M., Wirz, S., Groce, N. (2010) The Future of Global Disability Research: conference report. [link]

18th March 2010: Disability and Poverty - A Perspective from the World Bank
'Exploring the Relationship between Disability and Poverty' 

Daniel Mont, Senior Poverty Specialist, The World Bank

Presentation [link]

Audio [link]

11th February 2010: Humanitarian Disaster Relief: Disability and the new Sphere Guidelines
'Humanitarian Disaster Relief: Disability and the new Sphere guidelines' 

Dr Maria Kett, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL.
Presentation [link]

'Beyond Standards: what Sphere can't do for disability in disasters' - Dr John Twigg, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geometric Engineering, UCL.
Presentation [link]

'HEA Responses: what happens to disabled people when disaster strikes?' 

Jazz Shaban - World Vision
Presentation [link]

10th June 2009: 'Don't see disability without ability' Listening to the voices of adolescents with disabilities in South India 

Gayatri Kembhavi, Institute of Child Health, UCL.
Presentation [link]

20th May 2009:
‘Barriers to Including Disabled People in the Disability Policy-Making Process’

Dr Raymond Lang, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL.
Presentation [link]

21st January 2009: 'Reconstructing development and disability' The challenges and opportunities raised by focusing on the social inclusion of disabled people in development programming' 

Lorraine Wapling, Disability and Development Specialist.
Presentation [link]