GDI Hub, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Assistive Technology


Disability Innovation Lectures: Meeting Peoples’ Primary Needs, Now and in the Future

23 November 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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We are delighted to invite you to this lunchtime guest lecture and Q&A with with Dr Rosie Gowran, UCL Honorary Professor, Clinical Lead for the National Clinical Programme for People with Disability, Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy, and Programme Director at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

This event is free.

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Disability Innovation Lectures: Meeting Peoples’ Primary Needs, Now and in the Future

The Disability Innovation Lecture Series by the Global Disability Innovation Hub is an opportunity to hear from leading global experts and thinkers, as they share unique insights into their fields of expertise. From research to success stories, challenges to breakthroughs - we'll see behind the research and find out what comes next.


About the lecture: Meeting Peoples' Primary Needs, Now and in the Future

Join Dr Rosie Gowran as she shares her wealth of expertise across assistive technology delivery, system strengthening and health implementation science.

Date: Thursday 23 November, 2023
Time: 13.00 - 14.00 (GMT)
Duration: 1 hour (presentation with Q&A)
Format: Online (via Zoom)
Cost: Free to attend

About the speaker

Rosie is an Implementation Scientist, and Human Rights Activist, adopting a Human Security approach to support people with disabilities, particularly people who use wheelchairs, to address service system challenges and erosion of personhood.

Building Sustainable Communities of Practice in Health and Social Care is the overarching theme driving her research and education philosophy, advocating for appropriate person-centred service provision as a responsibility of the whole community.

About this event

Live captioning is available for all lectures throughout this series. If you have any accessibility requests that you wish to notify the team about please indicate on the registration form using the 'Book Now' button above.

About the organiser

This event is hosted by Global Disability Innovation Hub which sits within UCLIC (UCL Interaction Centre) in the Department of Computer Science on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.


About the Speaker

Dr Rosie Gowran

Honorary Professor, UCL at Health Service Executive, Ireland and University of Limerick

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