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The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Barbudans are resisting disaster capitalists

This blog was written by Gemma Sou, Lecturer in Disaster Studies. It was commissioned and originally published in the New Internationalist. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Gemma hears the views of Barbudans who accuse the Antiguan side of the government of...

Academic Spotlight: Dr Darren Walter

Dr Darren Walter is the online programme director and is Senior Lecturer in Emergency Global Health at the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. Darren is also a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Wythenshawe Hospital....

Academic Spotlight: Dr Antoine Burgard

Antoine Burgard is a visiting postdoctoral fellow at HCRI.  He has recently been appointed to the role of Lecturer in Contemporary History of Humanitarianism and Disasters, which will begin in January 2020. Before completing a PhD in History from Université Lumière...

Academic Spotlight: Dr Rubina Jasani

Dr Rubina Jasani is a Programme Director for the Intercalated BSc in Global Health and Lecturer in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response at HCRI. Rubina convenes Anthropology of Violence and Reconstruction and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian...

Academic Spotlight: Dr Nat O’Grady

Dr Nat O’Grady is Postgraduate Research Director and Lecturer in Human Geography and Disaster at HCRI. Nat is a geographer with an interest in how technological innovations influence the geo-politics of security and governance. “For me security is a way to understand...

Academic Spotlight: Dr Billy Haworth

Dr Billy Haworth is a lecturer and a Director in Postgraduate Teaching at  HCRI. Billy teaches on the modules including ‘Disaster Management – Theory and Application’ and ‘A Critical Introduction GIS and Disasters’. Before joining HCRI in September 2017, Billy...