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College Photo Name Mannan, Hasheem
Main Department Psychology
College Title Visiting Research Fellow
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As a Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Health I carry out research and manage project EquitAble under the leadership of Prof. Mac MacLachlan. EqutiAble is FP7 funded project addressing equitable and universal access to health care for vulnerable populations in Namibia, Sudan, Malawi, and South Africa. Previously I held the Marie Curie Fellowship (2007-09) at the National Institute for Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin. During this fellowship I worked towards creating both an Irish national and international network of inclusive researchers that comprises people with learning disabilities and family members. Also, I collaborated with researchers who are learning disabled and family members to develop and implement a national study documenting their life. Previously, I held a research fellowship at the Centre for Disease Controlís National Centre for Health Statistics (NCHS), Washington DC, USA (August 2005- April 2006) and the office of Senior Research Officer, National Disability Authority Ireland, Dublin (May 2006- January 2007). During the fellowship at NCHS I assisted in preparation of country specific research proposals in the development of census questions on disability. This work pertained to the United Nations Washington City Group on Disability Statistics and this international project provided me valuable experience in scientific collaboration with National Statistics Offices from the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. In Ireland, I outlined and managed the Research Promotion Scheme (RPS). Doctoral Studies: I obtained my doctorate from the University of Kansas (2005) in Disability Policy and Family Studies. This doctoral programme at the University of Kansas is the top ranked doctoral programme in the United States of America in the area of disability policy. During my doctoral studies my principal scientific activities were related to examining the relationship between family quality of life and parent-professional partnership in early childhood education and development programmes. During my doctoral studies I was an intern at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva. Based on my performance during my internship I was offered the opportunity to work for the Disability and Rehabilitation team on two short-term assignments each lasting five months. In the capacity of Technical Officer I assisted in preparation of WHOís position statement on the draft proposal of the United Nations Comprehensive and Integral International Convention Protecting and Promoting the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities. Also, I prepared policy documents for the World Health Assembly and Executive Board Meeting 2004. Graduate and Post-Graduate Studies: I obtained my bachelorís degree in Statistics from the University of Madras, India in the year 1992. My knowledge in early childhood development and education stems from my Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education gained in 1995 on a scholarship offered by the state government of Tamilnadu, India. Over a period of a year and a half I served as a Senior Coordinator of Services with The Spastics Society of Tamilnadu, and Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind, Karnataka, India. In 1997, I obtained my masters degree in Community Disability Studies from the Centre for International Child Health (CICH), University College London. My studies at CICH were made possible by the British Chevning Scholarships established by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom. In between obtaining my masters and starting my doctoral studies in the year 2000 I gained valuable experience in early childhood education and development teaching in special schools in the United Kingdom (May 1998- August 2000).
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Member Disability and Economics Circle, People's Health Movement. 2004 Present
Phi Beta Delta, Honourable Society of International Scholars 2002 Present
Member Interanational Committee American Association on Mental Retardation 2003 2004
European Academy of Childhood Disability 2006 Present
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Grace M. Phinney Scholarship, University of Kansas 2001-2004
Phi Beta Delta International Student Award for Excellence in International Education, University of Kansas 2002-2003
International Student Scholarship, University of Kansas 2001-2002
British Chevening Scholarship, British Council 1997
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Urdu Basic Basic Fluent
Description of Research Interests
The description of research interests are as follows: (a)Early Childhood Development and Education with an emphasis on early intervention services for children with disabilities and their families. (b)Disability statistics and measurement development to enhance service provision and policy development (c) Health promotion and inclusive health reserach (d) International development and disability with a focus on universal health care
Research Interests
Child Psychology/Development Child centred research questions, study design, data analysis Children, health and disability Children/Youth
Community Studies Community/Outreach Programs Educational disadvantage in children Equal Opportunity
Family Services Health attitudes and behaviour Health outcomes Health status and inequalities
Minorities and Disadvantaged Promotion of child centred research Public Planning/Policy Public health
Rehabilitation/Therapy, Emotional/Social Social Services Delivery Social/Behavioral Science Planning/Policy Surveys & Survey Research
Research Projects
Project title EquitAble
Summary This research programme recognizes that health services cannot hope to be equitable unless they are equally accessible to all. The project will contribute to achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) by addressing the health service needs of some of the most disadvantaged people in Africa. Conceptualizing disability along a continuum of activity limitation the programme explores the interplay between disability and other factors that marginalize and exclude people from mainstream services and society. EquitAble will use policy analysis along with qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods to contribute to a rigorous evidence-base that aims to bridge the know-how gap for national, regional, and international health policies and practice
Funding Agency European Commission
Programme FP7
Type of Project SICA
Date from 1/03/2009
Date to 1/03/2013
Person Months 48

Project title Doing Disability Research
Summary National study focused on lives of people with intellectual disability and their families and an emphasis on inclusive research
Funding Agency European Commission Framework Programme Six
Programme FP6
Type of Project
Date from November 2006
Date to
Person Months 48

Project title Core Concepts of Disability Policy and Early Childhood Family Policy
Summary Research conducted as part of a Core Research Study in the areas of core concepts of disability policy, parent-professional partnership, and family quality of life.
Funding Agency National Institutes of Disability and Rehabilitation, United States Department of Education
Type of Project NIDDR Research Project
Date from 1/8/1999
Date to 1/8/2004
Person Months 60

Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
MacLachlan M, Amin M, Mannan H, El Tayeb S, Bedri N, et al. , Inclusion and Human Rights in Health Policies: Comparative and Benchmarking Analysis of 51 Policies from Malawi, Sudan, South Africa and Namibia, PLOS One, 7, (5), 2012
Mannan H, McVeigh J, MacLaclan M, Amin M, Swartz L. Munthali, A, & Van Rooy G, Core Concepts of Human Rights and Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups in the Disability and Rehabilitation Policies of Malawi, Namibia, Sudan, and South Africa , Jounral of Disability Policy Studies, May, (23), 2012
Amin, M., MacLachlan, M., Mannan, H., El Tayeb, S., El Khatim, A., Swartz, L, Munthalim A., van Rooy, G., McVeigh, J., Eide, A., Schneider, M. , A framework for analysis of the inclusion of human rights and vulnerable groups in health policies, Health & Human Rights , 13, (2), 2011, p1 - 20
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Amin, M., MacLachlan, M., Mannan, H., El Tayeb, S., El Khatim, A., Swartz, L., Munthali, A., Van Rooy, G., McVeigh, J., Eide, A., & Schneider, M., EquiFrame: A framework for analysis of the inclusion of human rights and vulnerable groups in health policies. , Health And Human Rights: An International Journal, 13, (2), 2011, p1 - 20
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Mannan, H., Amin M. & MacLachlan M. with El Tayeb, S., El Khatim, A., Bedri, N., McVeigh, J., Swartz, L., Munthali, A., Van Rooy, G., Eide, A., Schneider M., The EquiFrame Manual: A tool for Evaluating and Promoting†the Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups and Core Concepts of Human Rights in†Health Policy Documents, Dublin, The Global Health Press, 2011, 1-25
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