Malcolm “Mac” MacLachlan

Malcolm “Mac” MacLachlan

Professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion, MUI

Malcolm “Mac” MacLachlan is Professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion at Maynooth University, Ireland. Previous appointments include holding a Personal Chair in Global Health at Trinity College Dublin, and being Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Malawi. Mac has also held visiting professorships at the universities of Stellenbosch, Olomouc and Harvard. He has worked as an academic, clinician, organisational consultant and policy advisor in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America; with government, civil society, corporates and United Nations agencies. Mac is currently Research & Innovation Lead for WHO’s Global Collaboration on Assistive Technology (GATE) programme; and Knowledge Management Lead for the United Nations’ Partnership for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD).

Session 2 – Breakout Sessions: Exploring key issues

Innovations in Independent Living: How to Scale Up User Centred Design: How and Who Ethics: How to Steer Innovation