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Engineering Lecture – Engineering for inclusion

February 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The is the last lecture in a short series of “Inspiring Engineering” lectures hosted by the School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich (Medway Campus).

The lecture is given by Professor Tom Shakespeare – Faculty of Infectious and Topical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Professor Shakespeare is a social scientist and ethicist who researches with disabled people and thinks about ethics and medicine, culture and politics.    He trained in social and political sciences at Cambridge University and subsequently studied for an MPhil and Phd.    He taught and researched at the Universities of Sunderland, Leeds, Newcastle and East Anglia.  From 2008 to 2013 he was technical officer at the World health Organisation, Geneva, where he co-authored and co-edited the World Report on Disability (2011) and International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury (2014).  Some of his books include:  Sexual Politics of Disability (1996); Disability Rights and Wrongs (2006; 2014); Disability – The Basics (2017).  He was a member of the Arts Council, England (2003-2008) and Nuffield Council on Bioethics (2013-2019).

His research has been with disabled people on the UK and Africa and exploring social and economic consequences of impairment and illness.  Specific projects have been about: disabled people’s sexual and reproductive rights; disabled childhoods; resilience and success for disabled people in Africa; independent living and social care; rights-based rehabilitation; mental health recovery.  He also has an interest in bioethics as it relates to disabled people, specifically prenatal testing and end of life and assisted dying.

he lecture takes place in the Wardroom (LT129) in Pembroke Building on the University of Greenwich (Medway Campus).

The lecture is FREE to attend and all are welcome.


February 26, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
North Road
Chatham, United Kingdom


01634 888453
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