Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Global Disability Innovation Hub

Global disability innovation hub






GDI Hub is a collaboration between partners who are closely connected to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and the communities and experts who delivered the London 2012 Paralympic Games.   

The Hub's primary purpose is to make a positive difference to the lives of disabled people through co-design, collaboration and innovation as part of the legacy of the 2012 Paralympic Games. 

The Hub has a website where you can access the latest information: www.disabilityinnovation.com


MSc in Disability Design and Innovation

The GDI Hub is delighted to announce a brand new MSc taught across thethree founding academic institutions.

Emerging from the legacy of the Paralympic Games and delivered by the Global Disability Innovation Hub, this UCL-led course will enable students to apply innovative design thinking with a focus on disability.

Taught across Loughborough University London, London College of Fashion and UCL, this MSc blends design engineering with global policy and the societal context of disability. Graduating students will have the skills to be innovators in the field of global disability.

More information on the MSc in Disability Design and Innovation


The Centre's role

The UCL International Disability Research Centre is a key partner of the GDI Hub. Dr. Maria Kett and Prof. Nora Groce from the Research Centre are part of the Management Team responsible for the day to day running of the Hub including the summits, hacks and projects, as well as managing the online community. As part of the diverse team of disability experts, the Research Centre provides the Hub with inclusive development expertise.