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Dr Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez

Research Associate

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Dafne Zuleima is Research Associate at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) of University College London since 2014, and researcher at the GDI Hub since its launch.

Zuleima brings to the GDI Hub a mixed portfolio of research in engineering, computer science and human-computer interaction and consultancy in neurodiversity and assistive technology. She leads research on upper limb prosthetics in Uganda and Jordan, social media analytics studies for disability and leads the neurodiversity research at the GDI Hub and UCLIC.

She is a Research Associate based at UCL Bloomsbury and a Researcher in Assistive Technology at the Global Disability Innovation Hub at Here East. She is member of the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology, founder of the Neurodivergent Staff Network at UCL, Fair Recruitment Specialist at UCL and member of the UCL Disability Equality Steering Group.

Zuleima is passionate about multidisciplinary research that aims to achieve technology that is affordable, appropriate, accessible and inclusive. Her research interests are human-computer interaction, assistive and wearable technology, participatory research, social media, social model of disability, adult autism, in development countries and biomedical engineering (medical devices, biomechanics, biomedical instrumentation, signal processing).

Before joining UCL and the GDI Hub she obtained a PhD in Biomechanics and Sports Science, an MSc in Biomedical Engineering, a Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Engineering and an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. She has also worked in industry as a Clinical Engineer.

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Photo of Dafne with loose curly black hair and wearing eyeglasses.