Shaun Grech (Phd) is Director of The Critical Institute and co-coordinator of the Centre for Global Disability Research. He is also a Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, editor of the international journal Disability& the Global South and co-editor of the book series, Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development. He also has appointments at the School of African Studies (SOAS) and the University of Malta. Shaun is an international disability academic, activist and practitioner with over 15 years of disability research and practice experience working in contexts of extreme rural poverty in the global South especially in Latin America. Shaun has published extensively, is author and editor of numerous books, has published widely in established academic journals and serves on the board of numerous international disability and development journals. He regularly consults and evaluates disability programmes for international disability organisations, and is an experienced disability and development trainer. He also coordinates the disability emergency health care programme for Integra, Malta a programme providing critical health access to the poorest rural disabled people in Guatemala.