Welcome to the July newsletter from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability.
This month we held our Steering Group meeting followed by our Summer Event, an evening seminar and drinks reception led by Dr Tom Shakespeare. Thanks to all who joined us for the event and especially to Dr. Shakespeare for his fantastic and well received talk. In case you missed it, you can find the audio-visual and transcript from the event: here.
This month we also began our new DFAT-funded project on the evaluation of disability inclusion in social protection programmes. The project, which follows on from our recent GIZ-commissioned research on this topic and the Disability and Social Protection Forum that we ran in March 2015, will run for eighteen months with Matthew Walsham and Karl Blanchet leading.
Training begins in July on the “Impact of physical rehabilitation on people with physical disabilities in Myanmar” project. Islay Mactaggart will spend the month in Yangon and Hpa-An training the project teams and pilot testing the mobile data entry application purpose-built for this project.
You may remember that we launched our MSc module unit on “Global Disability and Health” last semester. We’re really excited that as a result of this, we are currently supporting twelve LSHTM students on completing disability-themed summer projects. Several students will conduct desk-based secondary analyses of our existing data, whilst we will also support others in conducting primary disability data collection in Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe. We look forward to sharing their findings in due course.
We also look forward to welcoming back our colleague Sarah Polack who returns to ICED this month following her maternity leave. Sarah will spend the next few months catching up on current research projects including work on M & E for Community Based Rehabilitation.
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