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Dr Maria Kett
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1-19 Torrington Place
London
London
WC1E 7HB
Tel: 0044 207 679 5822
Fax: 0044 207 388 2291
Appointment
  • Reader in Disability and Development
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

Dr Maria Kett is an Honorary Reader in Disability and International Development at UCL. She has extensive research experience in this field, and in addition to teaching and publishing widely, she has consulted for numerous bilateral and multilateral donors, including the Department for International Development, the World Bank, Australian Aid, and the United Nations. Until recently, Maria was Head of Research at the Leonard Cheshire Research Centre.

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Research Summary

Dr Maria Kett is a social anthropologist by training, and has undertaken extensive applied research in the  field of disability and international, with a particular focus on global health, human rights, the impact of climate change, poverty alleviation, education and the consequences of social exclusion.Maria has undertaken research in countries across Africa and Asia, leading on a number of research programmes on disability and international development.  She has published widely in the field, and has a strong focus on research in conflict and disaster-affected countries and has undertaken policy-focused work on inclusive humanitarian responses and was Global Focal Point for Disability in the 2010 revision of the Sphere Handbook on Minimum Standards in Disaster Response. 


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Appointments
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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