Study with ICED

Teaching on disability is undertaken through lectures and seminars on MSc courses, and a series of internal and external short courses held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


"I was attracted to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine by the content of the work and research being conducted by the International Centre on Evidence in Disability (ICED) which I have been subscribing to since its inception." 
– Israel (MSc student with a disability)

“ICED represents a rich and diverse collaboration, with disability and the quest for equality, as the foundation for its innovative and practical based research activities. At doctoral level, a great environment from which to learn and contribute!” 
– Mark (DrPh student) 

“Whilst looking for an institution to study a research degree and take my career to the next level, LSHTM stood out thanks to the International Centre for Evidence on Disability. It said to me that the school is at the forefront of both existing and emerging trends in global health – most other leading global health universities do not seem to have caught on to the great need for research and study in this field” 
– Antony (DrPh student) 

Global Disability: Research and Evidence MOOC

Explore how to conduct an interpret findings from global disability research.

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Global Health and Disability MOOC

Learn more about the importance of health and wellbeing of people with disabilities in the context of the global development agenda.

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Global Health and Disability MOOC

Integrated Healthcare for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Study through our MOOC to discover how to improve the health and wellbeing of children with developmental disabilities.

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Research degrees

We welcome applications on disability for the PhD or DrPH research degree programmes at LSHTM.

Teaching on disability

Lectures on disability are included in the following Master's courses:

And also in the Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing.

ICED also supports MSc students undertaking their summer dissertation. Each year more than 10 LSHTM MSc students are undertaking dissertations focusing on disability.

Short courses

Current students


  • Antony Duttine 
  • Satish Mishra 
  • Tim O'Fallon 
  • Giulia Oggero
  • Phil Sheppard


LSHTM doctoral students supported by ICED staff: 

Affiliated PhDs (registered at other universities, with ICED supervisor) 

  • Stephene Maende (Uni Nairobi) 
  • Qhayiya Magaqa (Oxford) 
  • Tila Mainga (Zambart) 
  • Florence Ndagire (Makerere Uni) 
  • Queen Seketi (Zambart) 

Fellowships supported:

  • Dr Suresh Kumar (India Alliance Wellcome DBT Early Career Fellow)
  • Dr Vidya Ramkumar (India Alliance Wellcome DBT Intermediate Fellow)
  • Professor Dewet Swanepoel (Newton Advanced Fellowship)

Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment (PHPHI) short course

This is a 5-day international short course to familiarise participants with the concepts and principles of public health approaches to ear and hearing care, with emphasis on planning and implementing programmes in low- and middle-income countries.  Since 2009, over 1500 participants from 54 countries have been trained in 52 courses.

Participants who attended the PHPHI course at the South Asia Centre for Disability Inclusive Development and Research (SACDIR), Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, India in 2016.
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Target audience

This course will be worthwhile if you are an Otologist, Audiologist, Paediatrician or allied hearing health professional, health planner or NGO worker, working or intending to work in a low or middle income country.

Teaching methods

The course is taught by lecturers and experts in the field of hearing and public health.  Teaching is conducted through a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies, discussions and group activities.

In 2020, all the current courses were converted to on-line courses.

Short report on the Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment (PHPHI) on-line courses in 2020.

Article – Public health planning for hearing impairment Andrew W Smith ENT & Audiology news Volume 26 Issue 5 2017

2021 Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment course provisional schedule:

  • June: Nairobi, Kenya; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • July: Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • October:  Lusaka, Zambia.
  • November: Manila, Philippines; Hyderabad, India.
  • December: Islamabad, Pakistan.

Contact: For more information about PHPHI short courses please contact Joanna Jeremy