We are very pleased to invite you to attend the next in our new season of global disability research seminars, jointly organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, and funded by UCL Futures.
(Dis)Ability and Disaster
Speakers: Dr Ilan Kelman, Professor Laura Stough (by Skype)
This presentation covers the contents of a book to be published in 2014 which presents first-hand accounts of people with disabilities dealing with disaster risk reduction (before a disaster) and disaster response (during and after a disaster). The book's premise is to shape directions for disaster research and disability studies theory and practice through the eyes of people with disabilities. Key lessons, anecdotes, limitations, and suggestions for the future are presented.
Ilan Kelman is a Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at University College London (UCL), cross-appointed to the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) and the Institute for Global Health (IGH). His work has covered disaster diplomacy (how disasters do and do not create peace), island sustainability, and risk reduction education. This book is his first foray into disability studies, for which he is grateful to his co-editor and our authors for teaching him plenty.
Laura Stough is Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University in the USA. She focuses on two primary lines of research: the psychological aspects of disaster and its impact on individuals with disability, and the interface of teacher cognition with classroom management. She teaches graduate courses in educational psychology and disability studies and is also the Interdisciplinary Education and Training Coordinator at the Center on Disability and Development. One of her recent research grants is from the USA's Centers for Disease Control to examine the long-term recovery of individuals with disabilities affected by disaster.
Timings and Location:
The seminar will take place on the 17th December 2013 from 5pm-7pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.
William Farr Seminar Room, G38
1-19 Torrington Place,
University College London,
London, WC1E 6BT
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When & Where
UCL Global Disability Research Group
The UCL Global Disability Research Group focuses on disability research in the areas of global health and international development. It is comprised of faculty members and students from the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, which is based in the Institute of Child Health.
The research group is a partner of UCL's current Grand Challenge of Global Health initiative, and has strong interdisciplinary links with departments throughout UCL, as well as strong ties to researchers working on disability issues worldwide.