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Dr Mary Wickenden
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

My original disciplinary background is in Human Communication Science. However more recently I have trained as a medical anthropologist and my main interests are in diverse aspects of disability in the global south. Specifically I am interested in the qualitative investigation of the lives of ill and disabled children and their families, both in the UK and in low income countries, informed by theory from the cross disciplinary arenas of Childhood Studies, Disability Studies and Development studies.

I have clinical, training/teaching and research experience in India and Sri Lanka, and I have also worked on projects in Bangladesh, Iran and Uganda.

My current particular interests are in disabled children's experiences and perception of poverty and wellbeing in South Asia, in developing research relationships with INGOs working in disability and development, and the development of impact evalutation tools for Community Based Rehabilitation.

Teaching Summary

I have previously taught on the BSc and MSc in Human Communication UCL.

Currently I teach on the MSc Global Health and Development (Institute for Global Health). I lead on the following modules : Disability and Development, Qualitative Methods (with Jennie Gamlin) and Inclusive Child Development in Global Contexts.

I supervise a number of MSc Global Health and Development projects each year and PhD students interested in disability or childhoods or child development

I also contribute to the BSc (Intercalated) International Health.

Academic Background
2010 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Anthropology Sheffield University
2004 MSc Master of Science (by research) – Medical Anthropology Brunel University
1992 MSc Master of Science – Human Communication City University
1982 BMSc (Hons) Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) – Speech Science University of Sheffield
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