University College London
Dr Mont is Principal Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. He is currently working on issues of inclusive development, disability and poverty, and inclusive social services in developing countries. He is co-investigator on the ESRC project Social Protection and Disability - Policy Lessons from Vietnam
He previously worked for the World Bank, where he was stationed in Vietnam working on poverty reduction programme and statistical capacity building -- primarily dealing with vulnerable groups -- such as ethnic minorities, people in remote rural areas, and disabled people. He was also the gender focal point for the World Bank office in Hanoi.
He also worked extensively on disability issues for the World Bank for six years, and served as the chair of the analysis working group for the United Nation's Washington Group on Disability Statistics. He has published extensively on disability issues in developing countries.
Most of his published research and career has been spent on issues relating to disability -- improving quantitative measures of disability and integrating disability issues into economic development activities in poor and middle income countries and his seminar talk will reflect this research.