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Dr Maria Kett
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 0044 207 679 5822
Fax: 0044 207 388 2291
  • Reader in Disability and Development
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Research Summary

Maria Kett is the Assistant Director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre. She has extensive experience of applied anthropology in disability and international development, with a particular interest in health, education human rights, poverty alleviation, and the consequences of social exclusion. Maria has undertaken research in countries including Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, and Sri Lanka, and is currently leading on a number of research programmes on disability and international development. Maria has consulted for numerous bilateral and multilateral donors, including the Department for International Development, the World Bank, Australian Aid, and the United Nations. She has a strong focus on research in conflict and disaster-affected countries, and has undertaken policy-focused work on inclusive humanitarian responses, culminating in her role as Global Focal Point for Disability in the last revision of the Sphere Handbook on Minimum Standards in Disaster Response.  Maria is also the co-editor of the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.

Teaching Summary

01-OCT-2017 Honorary Reader in Disability and Development Epidemiology and Public Health University College London, United Kingdom
2005 Honorary Lecturer Institute of Child Health University College London, United Kingdom
2003 – 2007 Research Fellow Leonard Cheshire Centre for Conflict Recovery University College London, United Kingdom
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