Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care



We work to address some of the most pressing challenges in places affected by humanitarian crises, and for people and communities experiencing social exclusion and marginalisation.

We do this with a focus on inter-disciplinary research and teaching, with a particular focus on global disability issues, critical humanitarian studies, and health and social inclusion.


Prof Maria Kett,

Centre Director, Professor of Humanitarianism and Social Inclusion, UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.

Programme Director of MSc Humanitarian Policy and Practice. Co-Founder, Global Disability Innovation Hub [WHO Collaborating Centre for Assistive Technology].

Professor Maria Kett photograph.
Prof Nora Groce, Chair and Founder International Disability Research Centre
Dr Nora Groce
Dr James Smith, Deputy Director of the MSc in Humanitarian Policy and Practice, and Lecturer in Humanitarian Policy and Practice
Black and white headshot of Dr James Smith
Ines Neidhardt, Administration and Project Management
Portrait photo of Ines Neid