Jeremy Allouche is a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex and co-Director of the Humanitarian Learning Centre. He previously worked at the University of Oxford; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ETH Lausanne; Swiss Graduate Institute of Public Administration; and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Current interests include the intersection between development, peace-building, humanitarianism, and civilian agency. He has worked with development agencies, multilateral organisations, and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and has made many media appearances (Radio 4, BBC, The Guardian). He sits on the editorial board of International Peacekeeping and the Annual Review of Environment and Resources.
Lena Morgon Banks is an Assistant Professor at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is a mixed methods researcher with ten years’ experience in disability research. Her primary focus is on disability, poverty, and social protection in low- and middle-income countries. She has worked with and disseminated research findings to various United Nations agencies; the International Labour Organization; the European Parliament; and to a range of academic organisations; (international) non‑governmental organisations; organisations of persons with disabilities; and government audiences.
Juline Beaujouan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform, based at the University of Edinburgh, where she researches local conflict management and inter-communal trust-building in Iraq and Syria. Juline received her PhD from Durham University where she was awarded the al-Sabah fellowship and acted as a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Open World Research Initiative. She is the co-editor of Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugees – Voices from Jordan and Lebanon (2020, Palgrave), and co-author of Islam, IS and the Fragmented State: The Challenges of Political Islam in the MENA Region (2021, Routledge).
Evan Easton-Calabria is a Senior Research Officer at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Her work focuses on refugee self-reliance, local governance in the humanitarian system, and urban displacement. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A Critical History (2022, Bristol University Press) and co-author of The Global Governed? Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance (2020, Cambridge University Press). She holds a master’s degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and a PhD in International Development from the University of Oxford.
Xanthe Hunt is a senior researcher in global health at the Institute for Life Course Health Research in the Department of Global Health at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and a consultant on childhood disability to the World Health Organization in Geneva. She has a PhD in Psychology, and postgraduate training in epidemiology and clinical research from Harvard and Stellenbosch universities. Her areas of expertise include early childhood development, disability-inclusive development, and evidence synthesis.
Lily Jacobi is an Advisor for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research with the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC). She works on research, programmes, and advocacy on access to contraceptive services, community-based care for survivors of sexual violence, community-based emergency preparedness for sexual and reproductive health, and other areas. She also co‑leads the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises Sub-Working Group on Emergency Preparedness and Resilience.
Natalia Korobkova is the Global Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Director for World Vision International. Her work in advocating for vulnerable communities spans more than 15 years. Natalia has been involved in World Vision’s Response to Covid-19 since November 2020 and has undertaken significant research into the impacts Covid-19 is having on internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugee communities. She has an LLM from McGill University and a master’s degree in International Law and Human Rights from the University for Peace (UPEACE).
Tanja R. Müller is Professor of Political Sociology at the Global Development Institute (GDI), University of Manchester. She has worked and published on political developments in the Horn of Africa for more than three decades. She has also published on refugee rights, conceptions of citizenship, and transnational belonging in leading journals including Citizenship Studies, Global Networks, and African Affairs. Tanja is the Principal Investigator of an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded project on Transnational Lived Citizenship among diaspora populations in the Horn of Africa (2020–23), and convenes the research group on migration, refugees, and asylum at GDI.
Nina Nepesova is a senior humanitarian leader with over 19 years of global and field experience in international development. She currently works as an expert consultant in humanitarian policy and innovation, focusing on improving access to education for crisis-affected communities using blockchain and decentralised finance. Nina pioneered and directed humanitarian policy and advocacy programmes in World Vision International. She is an expert in a wide range of issues including protection of civilians, forced displacement, fragility, food security, infectious diseases, and international humanitarian law. Most recently she led public affairs for a global response to the Covid-19 pandemic in 72 countries.
Philip Proudfoot is a Social Anthropologist based in the Power and Popular Politics Cluster and the Humanitarian Learning Centre at IDS, University of Sussex. Philip is a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) specialist with a background working on projects connected to the political economy of de-development, forced migration, gender and sexuality, humanitarianism, protracted conflict, and populist mass movements.
Sarah Rich is the Associate Director for Sexual and Reproductive Health at the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC). She has more than 15 years’ experience in sexual and reproductive health, gender, and poverty reduction. She co-leads the Inter‑Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises Sub‑Working Groups on Voluntary Contraception and Supplies. She also leads WRC’s work on improving access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services in northeast Nigeria through community health programming. Sarah has a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Brigitte Rohwerder is a Research Officer in the Participation, Inclusion and Social Change Cluster at IDS, University of Sussex. She currently works mainly on supporting research and learning in Inclusion Works and Disability Inclusive Development – two disability inclusion programmes funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and implemented through consortiums led by Sightsavers. She has a background in disability inclusion, conflict, and humanitarian response.
Dolf J.H. te Lintelo, PhD is a Senior Research Fellow and leads the Cities Cluster at IDS, University of Sussex. Dolf’s current research explores the relation between place-making, the governance of informality, modalities of reception, and urban infrastructures of wellbeing in protracted displacement contexts. As Principal Investigator, he leads/has lead research council grants in urban Turkey, India, the UK, Finland, Norway, Jordan, and Lebanon, fostering transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral enquiry spanning architecture, urban design and planning, humanitarianism, and social sciences. Dolf has also worked extensively on methods and metrics evaluating government policy and action on malnutrition.
Delphine Valette is a senior policy and advocacy consultant. She has over 15 years’ experience working in the development and humanitarian sectors, including as Head of Policy at the International Rescue Committee and Women for Women International. She has an LLM in Law from Essex University and a PhD in Law from Bristol University.