Mr Nathaniel Scherer
I am a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) at LSHTM. I joined ICED in 2018 after graduating from the MSc Global Mental Health at LSHTM and King's College London. My work has utilised mixed-methods to explore disability-inclusive health, education and employment. Past research has included a focus on the mental health and wellbeing of people with disabilities and their caregivers. Currently, I am part of the PENDA team, conducting impact evaluations on three disability programmes supporting microentrepreneurs with disabilities in Kenya, children with or at risk of developmental disability in Rwanda, and children with disabilities in Laos.
- Development lead on the online course 'Integrated Healthcare for Children with Developmental Disabilities'
- Past organiser of the MSc module 'Global Disability and Mental Health'
- Exam board member on the Global Mental Health MSc
- Contributing to wider teaching on the Global Mental Health MSc
- Holder of the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (PGCILT)
- Impact evaluations of disability programmes in Kenya, Laos and Rwanda
- Disability research in Zambia: a scoping review
- Qualitative research into the experiences of children with disabilities and caregivers in Zambia
- Qualitative research in disability inclusive employment and education in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria
- Developing guidelines on mental health and psychosocial support for deaf children in the Gaza Strip
- Qualitative research on the experiences of people with disabilities in England and Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the experiences of people with learning (intellectual) disabilities
- Systematic review and meta-analysis on common mental disorders among health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Translating disability-inclusive WASH policies into practice: case studies from Cambodia and Bangladesh, including policy analysis using EquiFrame and qualitative research analysis
- Survey of disability and mental health among 4,000 Syrian refugees in Istanbul [Report]
- Free online course (MOOC) for healthcare professionals on integrated healthcare for children with developmental disabilities, developed in collaboration with Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ) in Brazil. The course has attracted over 7,000 learners, from over 130 countries. [Course]
- Better Health, Better Lives? A review of progress across Europe, 10-Years on from the World Health Organization’s Declaration on the health of children with intellectual disabilities