New Centre Directors announced

We are delighted to welcome a new leadership team to HHCC for the next three years.
Sian White, Neha Singh, Michelle Lokot.

Neha Singh (pictured middle) will carry on as Co-Director and will be joined by Sian White (left) and Michelle Lokot (right).

Neha spends her time between academic research and technical support to humanitarian health actors, including UN agencies and NGOs, at local, national and global levels. Her research includes a range of studies focused on health policy and systems research to improve women's, children's and adolescent health in under-resourced and humanitarian crises settings.

On continuing on as Centre Co-Director, Neha said: “It’s an honour to continue as Co-Director of the Crises Centre. I’m delighted to be joined by Sian and Michelle, who bring so much expertise in their respective fields. As we start to work together, I’m looking forward to decolonising the Centre’s work and practices with the FAIR Network, finding innovative ways of engaging with our members and working more closely with our students.”

Sian is a Research Fellow focusing on designing and evaluating water, sanitation and hygiene behaviour change programmes in humanitarian crises and outbreaks.

She said: “Having been a member for the Centre since its inception, it’s very exciting to now be Co-Director. There is so much potential for collaboration on many areas of work, including research, seminars and student-led activities. It’s a great time to be joining the Centre in a leadership role.” 

Michelle is a Research Fellow with a background working as a humanitarian practitioner focused on gender equality and gender-based violence.

She said: “I feel very privileged to be appointed as HHCC Co-Director. Having a new team of Co-Directors is a great opportunity to develop new projects and delve into themes close to my heart, including gender equality and decolonising humanitarian research and practice.”

As we welcome our new team of Co-Directors, we also thank John Edmunds and Jen Palmer for their leadership over the last few years. 

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