Turkey and Syria earthquake: evidence-based innovations and guidance for acute crisis response.

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Jess Camburn


Thaïs Mendez de Andes

Director of Finance and Operations

Colette Fearon

Director of Impact and Engagement

Anne Harmer

Head of R2HC Programme

Simon Pickard

R2HC Portfolio Manager

Gillian McKay (on maternity leave)

Senior Humanitarian Health Research Advisor

Cordelia Lonsdale

R2HC Senior Research Impact Advisor

Jess Brown

R2HC Senior Programme Officer

Claudia Winn (on sabbatical)

R2HC Senior Programme Officer

Cecilie Hestbaek

Head of HIF Programme

Ian McClelland

HIF Senior Innovation Manager

Mambwe Chella

HIF Portfolio Manager

Ruth Salmon

HIF Senior Innovation Manager

Björn Rust

HIF Innovation Manager

Sarah Palmer

HIF Innovation Manager

Isabel Medem

HIF Innovation Manager

Gary Fawdrey

HIF Innovation Manager

Ian Brightwell

HIF Innovation Manager

Robert Whitelaw

HIF Innovation Manager

Jake Stoneman

HIF Programme Officer

Jalal Baba-Khail

Programme Officer

Lucy Kingsbury

Grants Manager - Risks and Systems

Jody Smith

Management Accountant

Ariella Fish

Grant Operations Advisor

Liz Rawlins

Head of Policy Engagement and Communications

Catalin Parascan

Digital and Creative Communications Manager

Zainab Umar

Communications, Outreach and Engagement Manager

Ziad Issa

Senior Programme Manager (Global Prioritisation Exercise)

Larina Fernandez

Programme Coordinator (Global Prioritisation Exercise)

Helen Reed

Executive Administrator

Sarah Fealey

Head of HR and Operational Support

Alexandra Michalaki

MEAL Officer

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