Professor Hannah Kuper
Hannah Kuper is the Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, a research group at LSHTM that works to expand the research and teaching activities of LSHTM in the field of global disability. Her main research interest is disability in low and middle income countries, with a particular focus on:
- Assessment of the prevalence of disability and impairments, including in children, and development of new methods in undertaking these surveys (e.g. use of mobile technologies).
- Investigation of the health and rehabilitation needs of people with disabilities, and how these can be met in low resources settings.
- Research on the relationship between poverty and disability, and the potential role of social protection in breaking this cycle.
She has an undergraduate degree from Oxford University in Human Sciences and a doctorate from Harvard University in epidemiology.
Today, governments, technology companies, researchers and charities convened in London for the first ever Global Disability Summit.