Stephanie Rinaldi – Research Programmes Manager
Stephanie manages HCRI's research programmes, including the collaboration with the World Health Organisation. Stephanie has a doctorate in Political Theory and joined HCRI in January 2017 to support its Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) research programmes. In Jan 2019 she became Programme Manager of the FCDO-funded research project 'Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare (RIAH)' working closely with the PI and HCRI Exexcutive Director, Larissa Fast.
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Dan Ellis - Institute Administrator
Dan has worked for the University of Manchester since early 2019, including previously working as an Administration Assistant for HCRI for 3 years before becoming department administrator for Geography in 2022. Dan has returned to HCRI as Institute Administrator to work with the Head of Institute Operations and Partnerships to manage and coordinate the operations of the HCRI Office and to ensure efficient and effective support to the Directors of HCRI and their areas of work. Dan Graduated from LJMU in 2012 with a BA in Drama.
Andrew Gibson - Engagement Coordinator
Andrew manages HCRI’s busy events programme, such as the annual Landmark Lecture, research seminars, and our flagship Careers in Humanitarianism Day. He plays a key role in student engagement activities, acting as liaison with the HCRI Student Society, co-administers our Alumni Group, and supports HCRI’s international student research visits. Andrew also oversees aspects of HCRI’s communications outputs. Prior to joining us, he worked for the Nobel Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an NGO that promotes nuclear arms control and disarmament.
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Sophie Riordan - Communications Assistant
Sophie joined HCRI from a graphic design and social media background, she has a BA in Digital Media from Leeds University. As Communications Assistant she is responsible for newsletter production, creation of promotional material and outreach and engagement activities on behalf of the institute.
Silvia Yau – Administration Assistant
Silvia offers administrative support to the Executive Director, financial administration for HCRI and RIAH administration at the Institute. She worked at The University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for several years before she joined the HCRI. She has a BSc in Tourism Management and Higher Diploma in M.I.C.E. Planning and Management.
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