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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Reflections from academia

It is estimated that one in seven people globally has a disability, yet there is an under-representation of academic staff with disabilities, chronic conditions and neurodiversity. In this panel discussion, hosted by the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, we will hear from staff at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on their experiences and reflections of disability in the academic workplace, and how we, as an academic community, can support people with disabilities into the field.

Each panellist will provide their own reflections, and we will then open the floor to questions from the audience. If you are unable to attend, and have any specific questions to ask, we’d welcome these prior to the event; please email these to


  • Phil Edwards (Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Statistics, LSHTM)
  • Lambert Felix (Researcher at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, LSHTM)
  • Clare Matysova (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, LSHTM)
  • Tom Shakespeare (Professor of Disability Research, LSHTM)


Please note that the time listed is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Please note that the recording link will be made available afterwards.

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

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For LSHTM staff, you can join the launch of the Disability Network at the School, prior to this event. Details here


Follow webinar link. Free and open to all.