Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


News and Events

Recent Past Events 

Organizational Meeting in Suva, Fiji. 21-23 February, 2020. This planning meeting in Fiji discussed the organization of a Pacific-based regional hub for Washington Group activites.

The 19th Annual Washington Group on Disability Statistics Meeting. 25-27 September, 2019. Attended by representatives from National Statistical Offices as well as civil society groups and Disabled Peoples Organizations, the Annual Washington Group meeting was held in Buenos Aires.  

The United Nations Conference of States Parties. 11-13 June, 201Professor Nora Groce chaired the Discussion Forum "Realizing disability-inclusive and sustainable development through evidence-based policies" which reviewed key findings from the new UN flagship Report on Disability and Sustainable Development Goals. 


Global Disability Innovation Hub hosting a live webinar series. Webinars and information can be found here

New call for papers for a Special Issue of the journal Sustainability. Information can be found here

New Publications 

Using the Washington Group Tools to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on Persons with Disability. Published 21 June, 2020. Please find the paper here.

Disability, Mobility and Transport in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: A Thematic Review. Published 13 January, 2020, in The Sustainability Journal, this recent publication discusses issues affecting the transport and mobility needs of people with disabilities in low- and middle- income countries and how disability intersects iwth a range of other factors to impact transport needs, use and engagement. Please find the paper here

Centre News 

Professor Nora Groce participated in the Third meeting of the Technical Taskforce: Defeating Meningitis by 2030. The meeting took place at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland 24-26 February, 2020. 

Free YouTube-based Research Tool guides young scholars through the process of writing and submitting publications to academic journals. Professor Leslie Swartz, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, provides an overview as well as useful points and tips for young schoalrs from low- and middle-income countries on how to get published in academic journals. This free video series, recently published by our Centre, is intended for researchers from all disciplines and for use in classroom settings. To access the vdieo series, please click here

Congratulations to our recently-graduated UCL MSc student Dr. Aya Kania for receiving the Stollman Prize for best dissertation. For her dissertation, Dr. Kania worked with Professor Groce and Dr. Mark Carew on “Barriers to healthcare for people with disabilities in three African Countries” as part of the continuing analysis of data generated by the Centre’s DFID/ESRC funded “Bridging the Gap” study.

Dr. Mark Carew named on the 2019 Shaw Trust Powerlist of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. We are very proud of Honorary Research Associate Dr. Mark Carew who was recently recognised as one of the most influential disabled people in the UK because of his research on international disability issues. For more information on the Shaw Trust list, click here, and for more information on Dr. Mark Carew, please click here