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Dr Maria Kett

Co-Founder, Associate Director and Head of Humanitarian. Professor of Humanitarianism and Social Inclusion at UCL

Themes: Inclusive Educational Technology

Dr Maria Kett is a social anthropologist by training and has worked in over a dozen countries in Africa and Asia, leading on a number of research programmes on disability and international development. She is a co-founder of the Global Disability Innovation Hub, leading on the humanitarian-focused work.

Dr Maria Kett has undertaken extensive applied research in the field of disability and international development, with a particular focus on global health, human rights, the impact of climate change, poverty alleviation, education and the consequences of social exclusion. She has published widely in the field. Maria has a strong focus on research in conflict and disaster-affected countries and is currently leading a study around access to assistive technology in humanitarian settings, in collaboration with the WHO (part of the AT2030 programme).

She also teaches on the MSc Disability, Design and Innovation.

More information about her research.

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