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Prof Catherine Holloway (she/her)

Co-founder & Academic Director; Professor, UCL

Themes: Assistive & Accessible Technology, Culture and Participation, Inclusive Educational Technology

Cathy is co-founder & Academic Director of GDI Hub. Cathy leads the Innovation Cluster and the Data and Evidence cluster of the flagship AT2030 programme. Cathy leads the innovation work of GDI hub, including the imagination and initation of Innovate Now and the AT Impact Fund.

Cathy contributed to the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology as an author and via membership of the Expert Advisory Panel. Cathy currently sits on sits on the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team for Healthcare Technology, and the WHO Technical Advisory Group for Assistive Technology.


Cathy is Prof. Interaction Design & Innovtion and the world-leading UCL Interaction Centre, led the design of the MSc Disability Design & Innovation and is co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Center on assistive Tecchnology.

Cathy’s team at UCL also develops novel technologies for disabled people in the UK and globally. It is currently investigating the role of future technologies, such as AI, haptics and mobile, in solving major global priorities of poverty and inclusion.

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Prof Catherine Holloway (she/her)