Professor Bertrand Taithe - HCRI Executive Director
Born in France, Professor Bertrand Taithe studied at the Sorbonne with Professor François Crouzet and began his career as a historian of urban sociology. He later moved into the history of medicine and sexuality and is particularly interested in the history of humanitarian aid. Professor Taithe is a prolific author and Editor of the European Review of History.
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Dr Rony Brauman - HCRI Director
Qualified as a medical doctor, Rony Brauman has worked in the field of international medical assistance since 1977. Initially serving as a field physician in developing countries with Médecins Sans Frontières (France), he became the President of the organisation from 1982 -1994. Rony is also Associate Professor at L'Institut d'Études Politiques (Paris), and Director of Research at the MSF Foundation also in Paris.
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Professor Tony Redmond OBE - HCRI Deputy Director and Professor of International Emergency Medicine
Tony has coordinated responses to the conflict in Gaza, the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the earthquake in Nepal. In 1994 he established UK-Med, an NGO that provides international emergency humanitarian medical assistance and which now hosts the UK International Emergency Trauma Register (UKIETR) and UK International Emergency Medical Register (UKIEMR). Tony has led an experienced medical team to the typhoon-hit Philippines as well as to earthquakes in China and Haiti.
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Dr Adele Aubrey - HCRI Manager
Adele completed a Doctorate in Education at the University of Manchester. Previously manager at the Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-based Learning (2008-11), her research explores the dimensions of contextualised power within teaching and learning environments. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she has facilitated a diverse portfolio of innovative curriculum design projects, particularly in the areas of technology enhanced learning, and sustainability.
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Dr Larissa Fast - HCRI Director of Research
Larissa is Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies. She is a scholar and practitioner with over two decades of experience at the intersection of research, policy, and practice related to humanitarianism, conflict, and peacebuilding. Her research examines The causes of and responses to violence against conflict interveners, such as aid workers and peacebuilders, the role of data and technology in humanitarian settings, and ways to make intervention more effective, ethical, and responsive to local needs and context.
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Dr Eleanor Davey - HCRI Director of Postgraduate Research
Eleanor Davey is a Lecturer in History of Humanitarianism. From 2014-17 she held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for the project Relief and the People: Humanitarianism and the Struggle for National Liberation. Before joining HCRI, she was a researcher at the Overseas Development Institute, where she led the project ‘A Global History of Modern Humanitarian Action’, promoting engagement with historical analysis in practice and policy-making.
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Dr Birte Vogel - HCRI Director of Teaching and Learning
Birte is a Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies. She holds a PhD in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response (UoM) and a MLitt in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews. She is Assistant Editor of the Taylor and Francis journal Peacebuilding and an active member of the International Studies Association's Peace Studies Section. Her current research focuses on the role of economics in peace interventions, as well as spatial dynamics of peace and conflict.
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Roy Daley - Director of Operations, UK-Med
Roy was recruited to the University in 2012 to support the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) global health initiative. He has more than 15 years' experience in supporting research and development in health and education related settings. Prior to joining the University he worked for the consultancy arm of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine managing proposal development and consultancy contracts for a range of international donor agencies and clients.
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