Disability Seminar Series

Vintage prostheses, Myanmar

All seminars will be held at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineExternal visitors are welcome to attend. 

If you are an external visitor please contact us in advance of a seminar so that we can ensure you have access to the seminar room once you arrive at the venue.


  •  Positions, policies and portrayals of deafblindness: film screening of Whirlpool and panel discussion.

Join us for a screening of the award-winning short film Whirlpool, on the life of Helen Keller. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on deafblindness today.

Date: Thursday, 5th July 2018

Time: 17:30-19:00, with drinks reception to follow

Venue: Manson Theatre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London, WC1E 7HT


2017/18 Seminar Archives:

  • June 12th, 2018. Disability and NCDs: What’s the link? Speaker: Hannah Kuper. Audio Recording & Slide Show Here
  • June 6th, 2018. Youth researchers with disabilities conduct research on adolescent well-being – lessons learnt! Speaker: Maria Zuurmond.
  • May 10th, 2018. Developing a rapid method to assess the prevalence and causes of hearing loss in population-based surveys. Speaker: Tess Bright. Slides Available Here
  • May 3rd, 2018. Menstruation: a forgotten development issue. Speakers: Jane Wilbur, Belen Torondel, Clare Tanton. Audio Recording & Slide Show Here
  • April 30th, 2018. Missing Millions: How older people with disabilities are excluded from humanitarian response. Speakers: Sarah Polack, Madeline McGivern (HelpAge International). Audio Recording & Slide Show Here
  • March 20th, 2018. The Experience of Older People With Disabilities In Humanitarian Crises in Eastern Ukraine and Western Tanzania. Speaker: Phil Sheppard.
  • January 22nd, 2018. Vision & Leadership: Eye diseases, health policy and visionary leadership. Speaker: Allen Foster.  Audio Recording & Slide Show Here
  • November 14th, 2017. The Impact of Physical Rehabilitation in Myanmar. Speakers: Islay Mactaggart and Karl Blanchet. Slides Available Here
  • December 5th, 2017. International Day of for Persons with Disabilities Celebration: Film screening of The Unknown and panel discussion. Speakers: Maria Zuurmond, Cally Tann, Sekandi Deus.
  • October 26th, 2017. Why to include disability in your studies and how to do it? Speakers: Morgon Banks, Tess Bright, Tracey Smythe.
  • October 16th, 2017. Global Disability: What can we learn from Zika? Speaker: Hannah Kuper.

2016/17 Seminar Archives:

2015/16 Seminar Archives:

2014/2015 Seminar Archives:


The fifth Disability Seminar Series was held in 2014/2015.

The fourth Disability Seminar Series was held in 2013/2014.

The third Disability Seminar Series was held in 2012/2013. 

The second Disability Seminar Series was held in 2011/2012. 

The first Disability Seminar Series was held in 2010/2011. 



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