Professor Hannah Kuper

Professor of Epidemiology
Hannah.Kuper [at]

Prof 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:

  1. 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).
  2. Investigation of the health and rehabilitation needs of people with disabilities, and how these can be met in low resources settings.
  3. Research on the relationship between poverty and disability, and the potential role of social protection in breaking this cycle.

Professor Kuper also works on a range of projects investigating the social and economic impact of Congenital Zika Syndrome in Brazil, and how the impact can be mitigated through the development of parent support programmes.

She supports research partners to integrate consideration of disability into their research.

Prof Kuper is committed to conducting research which will help improve the practice of government and NGO agencies in providing effective services for people with disabilities and their families.