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RESEARCH CENTRE SUPPORTS EVENT IN FIJI
(July 21, 2016)

Representatives from the Research Centre recently traveled to Fiji to attend a technical training given by the Washington Group on Disability Statistics. The Research Centre organised this training for National Statistical Offices throughout the Pacific region to facilitate peer-to-peer training on implementing the Washington Group questions in a national census. This training was timely as many countries are preparing to include modules on disability in their upcoming census to comply with the United Nations 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme. Over 25 attendees from 10 different countries attended.
WASHINGTON GROUP AT ALTER CONFERENCE
(July 5, 2016)

Research Centre Director, Professor Nora Groce attended the European Society for Disability Research (ALTER) conference. Professor Groce spoke gave an introduction on the Washington Group on Disability Statistics to over 50 delegates from across Europe.
NEW CEO FOR LEONARD CHESHIRE
(July 8, 2016)

Leonard Cheshire Disability has appointed Neil Heslop as its next chief executive.
See press release for more information

EQUAL RIGHT TO EDUCATION FORUM
(July 7, 2016)

The International Department of Leonard Cheshire presented at the Girls' Education Forum 2016: An Equal Right to Education. The Research Centre helped to prepare the presentation for this event.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA RESEARCH DISSEMINATION EVENT
(May 30, 2016)

Results from a three year Australian Development Research Award, called ‘Reviewing educational approaches for children with disabilities in Papua New Guinea’ were presented on the 11 of May in Port Moresby. The research, a partnership between researchers at the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London, and the School of Education, University of Goroka, analysed the extent to which children with disabilities enjoy the right to education in PNG.

For more information, contact Dr. Maria Kett (m.kett@ucl.ac.uk)

DFID/ESRC POVERTY ALLEVIATION AWARD

Progress is ongoing

Work on the three year DFID/ESRC Poverty Alleviation grant, awarded in 2015, is on-going. We are working in four African countries (Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia) in collaboration with five African universities and 4 Disabled Peoples’ Organisations, to examine poverty and barriers to inclusion in international development efforts faced by persons with disabilities and members of their households.

Recent Publications

Kett, M., Deluca, M. (2016) 'Transport and Access to Inclusive Education in Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe' Journal of Social Inclusion (ISSN: 2183-2803) 2016, Volume 4, Issue 3: 61-71
Mitra, S., Palmer, M., Mont, D., & Groce, N. (2016). Can Households Cope with Health Shocks in Vietnam?. Health Economics (United Kingdom), 25 (7), 888-907.
Deluca, M., Pinilla-Roncancio, M., Kett, M. (2016). Research Report: Post Intervention Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on Disability and Inclusive Education in Zimbabwe (Mashonaland Province). London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre [link]
Deluca, M., Pinilla-Roncancio, M., Kett, M. (2016). Research Report: Pre- and Post- Intervention Comparative Analysis – School level data and Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on Disability and Inclusive Education in Zimbabwe (Mashonaland Province). London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre [link]