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Co-production in disability research and intervention development

The development of research and interventions on disability must be driven by the requirements of people with disabilities to ensure outputs and services are relevant and suitable. Participatory research methods can facilitate this involvement and transfer control over the process from the researcher to participants. This webinar will present the following examples of co-producing research and interventions with people with disabilities and their caregivers:  

  • A pictorial recovery tool used by people who have a psycho-social disability in India  
  • A menstrual hygiene management intervention for people with disabilities and caregivers in Nepal 
  • Working with peer researchers to explore perceptions of inclusive education in Tanzania 



Pooja S Pillai is a Project Manager with Burans at Herbertpur Christian Hospital, Emmanuel Hospital Association in India. Pooja's work focuses on the implementation of mental health projects in low resource communities. Her most recent studies include; co-production of recovery tools with people with psychosocial disability and improved parenting for reducing child abuse in North India.  

Jane Wilbur is a Research Fellow with the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED). Jane focuses on disability, water, sanitation and hygiene. Her most recent studies include exploring the barriers to menstrual hygiene and incontinence management for people with disabilities in Nepal and Vanuatu.   

Dr Mary Wickenden is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies specialising in inclusive and participatory research with adults and children with disabilities and their families. Mary will be joined by peer researchers from Tanzania. 


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