Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


International Disability Research Programme

Our disability research thematic is led by Professor Nora Groce, and incorporates several decades of high-impact work produced by the UCL International Disability Research Centre.

Staff at the Centre have generated a significant body of knowledge related to disability and international development and humanitarian contexts. Previous work includes an exploration of the disability and development gap.

Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) 
Logo of GDI Hub

More recent work includes collaborations with the GDI Hub on Access to Assistive Technology in two humanitarian settings. Prof Maria Kett is a co-founder of the GDI Hub, and Prof Nora Groce is senior advisor.


Washington Group on Disability Statistics 

The Centre hosts the academic secretariat of the WG, administering funding from the Deusche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to support the Group to train governments, civil society organisations and researchers on the collection and analysis of disability data.

Group of Disability Statistic Professionals in Burundi


London Disability Research Network

The Centre hosts this informal network of students, academics and practitioners working with disability research and practices. Meetings are hosted at the Centre regulary, which are great knowledge-exchange opportunities. Email Us to Sign up for the London Disability Research Network Mail List by Clicking Here



Working Paper Series - International Disability Research

The Programme has published a number of working papers over the years that can be viewed here.


The UCL International Disability Research Programme has been dedicated to generating a body of knowledge about disability issues that helps to improve the lives of people with disabilities, their families and their communities. The Programme was previously known as the Leonard Cheshire Research Centre, established in 1996, and has focused on global disability and development issues.