Dr Maria Kett


Personal Profile

Name: Maria Kett Email: m.kett@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: 0044 207 679 5822
Department: Epidemiology & Public Health Fax: 0044 207 388 2291
Position: Honorary Lecturer Address: 4 Taviton Street, London, London, WC1H 0BT
Research Domain: Global Health, Populations & Lifelong Health Web Page: Personal Web Page


Research Description

Research Activities


conflict and emergencies

global health

humanitarian aid and development policy and practice

Education Description

Course tutor BSc International Health (CIHD, ICH). Unit on 'Conflict, Migration and Human Rights' lectures/tutorials. Also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate thesis.

UCL Collaborators

External Collaborators




    • Trani J-F, 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, 15(10), 1187 - 1203. doi:10.1080/13603116.2011.555078
    • Trani JF, Browne J, Kett M, Bah O, Morlai T, Bailey N, Groce N (2011). Access to health care, reproductive health and disability: a large scale survey in Sierra Leone.. Soc Sci Med, 73(10), 1477 - 1489. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.08.040
    • Rushton S, Ingram A, Kett M (2011). Politicizing aid: healthcare provision and strategic objectives.. Med Confl Surviv, 27(1), 1 - 4. doi:10.1080/13623699.2011.563591
    • Twigg J, Kett M, Bottomley H, Tan LT, Nasreddin H (2011). Disability and public shelter in emergencies. ENVIRON HAZARDS-UK, 10(3-4), 248 - 261. doi:10.1080/17477891.2011.594492
    • GROCE KAPLAN N, Kett M, Lang R, Trani JF (2011). Disability and Poverty: The Need for a More Nuanced Understanding of Implications for Development Policy and Practice. Third World Quarterly, , - .
    • Ingram A, Kett M, Rushton S (2011). Spies, vaccines and violence: fake health campaigns and the neutrality of health.. Med Confl Surviv, 27(2), 73 - 76. doi:10.1080/13623699.2011.610192
    • Kett M, Rushton S, Ingram A (2011). Putting health first.. doi:10.1080/13623699.2011.632238
    • 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, , - .
    • Groce N, Kett M, Lang R, Trani J-F (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. doi:10.1080/01436597.2011.604520



    • 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), - .
    • 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.
    • Kett M, van Tulleken A (2009). Humanitarian Organizations and Their Coordination in Humanitarian Assistance. In Hopperus Buma A, Burris D, Hawley A, Ryan J, Mahoney P (Ed.), Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide (pp. 31 - 48). : Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-1-84800-352-1
    • Rushton S, Kett M, Ingram A (2009). Medicine, conflict and survival: change and continuity.. Med Confl Surviv, 25(3), 187 - 190. doi:10.1080/13623690903142527
    • 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, Antonio J, de Oliveira P, Redclift N, Rees H, Rogger D, Scott J, Stephenson J, Twigg J, Wolff J, Patterson C (2009). Managing the health effects of climate change. Lancet, 373, 1693 - 1733.
    • 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. doi:10.1002/jid.1596
    • Kett M, van Ommeren M (2009). Disability, conflict, and emergencies.. Lancet, 374(9704), 1801 - 1803. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)62024-9


    • Kett M, Ryan J (2008). Working Paper 7: Pakistan Earthquake Assessment - Field Report 2005.
    • 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 (pp. - ). : 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?".
    • Kett M, Geiger M, Boersma M (2008). Community Based Rehabilitation and Families in Crisis. In Hartley S, Okune J (Ed.), CBR: Inclusive Policy Development and Implementation (pp. 110 - 140). : University of East Anglia.


    • Kett M (2007). "To What Extent are People with Disabilities Considered in Humanitarian Aid?".
    • Kett M (2007). "Chapter 5: Conflict Recovery". In Barron T, Amerena P (Ed.), Disability and Inclusive Development (pp. - ). : Leonard Cheshire International.
    • Kett M, Dalrymple M (2007). Working Paper 6: The Continuing 'Plight' of Displaced People in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    • Kett M, Rowson M (2007). Drivers of Violent Conflict. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 100(9), 403 - 406.
    • Kett M (2007). "Families in Crisis: with a specific focus on conflict and emergency situations.".
    • Kett M, Twigg J (2007). "Disability and Disasters: Towards an Inclusive Approach". In (Ed.), World Disaster Report 2007 (pp. - ). : International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent.


    • Kett M (2006). Disability in conflict and emergency situations: Focus on tsunami affected areas. In Bill A (Ed.), In or out of the mainstream: lessons from research on disability and development cooperation (pp. 163 - 178). : The Disability Press.
    • Kett M (2006). "Kabala Community Project on Access to Education and Economic Empowerment for Disabled People and their Families".
    • Kett M (2006). "Displaced Populations - A Long-term Perspective". In Redmond D, Mahoney P, Ryan J, Macnab C (Ed.), ABC of Conflict and Disaster (pp. - ). : Blackwell Publishing.
    • Kett M (2006). "Inclusion of Disabled People in Post-Emergency Situations - Issues and Agendas".


    • 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). "Can Peace be Achieved Through Health in Colombia? Dilemmas and Ethics.".
    • Kett M (2005). ABC of conflict and disaster - Displaced populations and long term humanitarian assistance. BRIT MED J, 331(7508), 98 - 100.
    • Kett M (2005). Displaced Populations and Long Term Humanitarian Assistance. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 331(7508), 98 - 100. doi:10.1136/bmj.331.7508.98
    • 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.".


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


    • (2003). Return and repatriation of Bosnian refugees - 7 years on. Compass - Disability Issues Worldwide, 16(June/A), 21 - 22.

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