Humanitarian Policy Group Staff
Jennifer is the Programme Officer within the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) .
Lilianne leads HPG's growing engagement on humanitarian action in Asia, including with ASEAN, Myanmar, China, and Indonesia. Her areas of specialisation include conflict and sectarian violence in Myanmar's transition; regional organisations and humanitarian action in Asia.
Experienced in professional publishing in the research sector. Responsibilities include the production of all HPG publications, including HPN publications, HPG Reports and Briefing Papers.
Simon spent many years working for NGOs in Mozambique, Cambodia, Tanzania and Burundi, before working as a consultant based in Uganda for nine years. He specialises in livelihoods and vulnerability analysis, land rights, and in early response in humanitarian crises.
Irina has experience in humanitarian and development programming as well as research in conflict and post-conflict settings. Prior to joining HPG, Irina worked for several NGOs and civil society organisations in South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Pakistan.
Clare is the Communications Officer for the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG). Before joining HPG, Clare held communications positions with the Australian agency for international development (AusAID) in Indonesia and The World Bank in Mongolia.
Eva has recently joined the HPG as research fellow. She has operational experience working in emergencies in the Middle East, Africa and Asia for NGOs and the ICRC focussing in particular on protection issues. She has degrees in Middles Eastern Studies as well as International Law. Her current research focuses on civil-military relations and the history of humanitarian action.
Responsble for maintaining HPG and Humanitarian Practice Network membership databases. Responding to HPG and HPN membership enquiries and requests for publications..
John is a Senior Research Associate who has worked within the international humanitarian sector for 30 years in a variety of operational, evaluation, research and capacity development roles.
For the last year he has been part of the HPG’s Global History of Humanitarian Action team and has a particular interest in making the history of humanitarian action more accessible to humanitarian workers.
Margie is a Senior Research Associate based in London who has been involved in the humanitarian aid sector for over 20 years. Her current focus is Sudan, especially Darfur, where she first worked in the late 1980s, specialising in policy and practice, livelihoods and evaluations. She is also currently a Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein International Center team at Tufts University.
Sarah Collinson is a Research Associate of HPG. Her recent work focuses on the challenges of humanitarian action in difficult political and security environments, including the implications of stabilisation and risk management agendas, protection, 'humanitarian space', and the political economy of livelihoods and displacement in crisis contexts. She has previously held senior research and policy positions at Chatham House and ActionAid.
Adele is a Humanitarian Policy Group Research Associate based in Kampala, Uganda and a partner with Humanitarian Outcomes. Her work has focused on humanitarian financing and institutional reform, and security of aid operations. She has previously worked for the Australian Government’s international aid agency (AusAID) and with the Australian Defence Force as a civilian peace monitor.
Naz K. Modirzadeh focuses on dilemmas of international humanitarian law, human rights law, and humanitarian action in situations of armed conflict. Her most recent research and policy work focuses on the relationship between domestic and international counterterrorism regimes and humanitarian access and assistance.