Part of the Disability Group Series:
Why to include #disability in your studies, and how to do it
Date: Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Time: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Speaker: Hannah Kuper and Islay Mactaggart, International Centre for Evidence in Disability, LSHTM
About the Seminar: It is estimated that one in seven people globally has a disability, and that the vast majority of disability is concentrated in Low and Middle Income Countries. Despite this high proportion, people with disabilities are often excluded or marginalised from interventions, including interventions in public health. This practical seminar will explain both the rationale and the (simple, straightforward) methods for appreciating and including disability in your studies. The seminar is aimed at both MSc students and staff, and we particularly encourage those who have not previously focused on disability in their studies/research to attend.
About the speakers: Dr Hannah Kuper is the co-director of ICED and a Reader in Epidemiology. Islay Mactaggart is a Research Fellow in Disability and Global Health at ICED, with a focus on disability measurement.