Research

Bringing together diverse and cross-disciplinary global expertise

Our multi-sector, multi-partner, inter-disciplinary UCL Research Centre is led by our Co-founder and Academic Director Professor Cathy Holloway. We recently became the world's first WHO Collaboration Centre on Assistive Technology.

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Research highlights

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Co-create novel, innovative solutions by mapping the innovation landscape while supporting underpinning research to develop technologies and services that harness advances in design, digital manufacturing and data analysis techniques. Outputs of this EPSRC Research Project range from a transdisciplinary network of AT users, researchers, practitioners and clinicians - to the funding of up to eight research projects.

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Disability interactions (DIX) is a new approach to combining cross-disciplinary methods and theories from Human Computer Interaction (HCI), disability studies, assistive technology, and social development to co-create new technologies, experiences, and ways of working with disabled people.

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In 2021 GDI Hub became the first official Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organisation on Assistive Technology. Led by GDI Hub’s Academic Director, Professor Cathy Holloway, the WHO Collaborating Centre will focus on driving global disability innovation to work towards a fairer world through access to assistive and accessible technology.

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