series event

Including Disability in Your Research & How to Do it

School Student Experiences: Why Include Disability in Your Research and How to Do it

It is estimated that one in seven people globally has a disability, and that the vast majority of disability is concentrated in Low and Middle Income Countries. Despite this high proportion, people with disabilities are often excluded or marginalised from research and interventions, including in public health.

This practical seminar will showcase work by current and former MSc and PhD students who have undertaken research in disability and will explain both the rationale and the (simple, straightforward) methods for appreciating and including disability in your studies. The seminar is aimed at both MSc and PhD students - especially those who are in the early stages of study design - and we particularly encourage those who have not previously focused on disability in their studies/research to attend.

About the Speakers:

  • Tracey Smythe (former MSc student, current PhD student) “Zimbabwe's first Ponseti Clubfoot clinic based at Parirenyatwa hospital, Harare: a review of the initial two years of the Programme”
  • Mark Spreckley (current PhD student) “The impact of hearing impairment & provision of hearing aids on poverty, activity participation, mental health and quality of life in Guatemala City”

External visitors should sign in at reception on arrival and a member of staff from the Centre will be waiting in the foyer to accompany you to the room. 

For more information about the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), including the full schedule of seminars in the series, please visit our website.


Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.