Shaping the future: Our strategy for research and innovation in humanitarian response.

A global organisation that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation..
Our purpose is clear: we work in partnership with a global community of humanitarian actors, researchers and innovators to improve the quality of humanitarian action and deliver better outcomes for people affected by crises.
We empower the humanitarian community. Find out how we can support you...

Meet the Team

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

Senior Humanitarian Health Research Adviser

Cordelia Lonsdale

R2HC Senior Research Impact Adviser

Jess Brown

R2HC Senior Programme Officer (currently on maternity leave)

Claudia Winn

R2HC Senior Programme Officer

Cecilie Hestbaek

Head of HIF Programme (currently on maternity leave)

Alice Hawkes

Head of HIF Programme (Maternity Cover)

Mambwe Chella

HIF Portfolio Manager

Ruth Salmon

HIF Senior Innovation Manager (currently on maternity leave)

Shirin Maani

HIF Senior Innovation Manager (Maternity Cover)

Ian Brightwell

HIF Innovation Manager (currently on paternity leave)

Robert Whitelaw

Senior Programme Manager

Dan Amias

HIF Senior Innovation Learning Adviser

Eleanor Maloy

HIF Programme Officer

Misha Patel

HIF Programme Officer

Susan Crowther

Head of Grant Operations & Finance

Lucy Kingsbury

Grants Manager - Risks and Systems

Jody Smith

Management Accountant

Ariella Fish

Grant Operations Adviser ( currently on maternity leave)

Nathan Frankwick

Grants and Procurement Officer

Liz Rawlins

Head of Policy Engagement and Communications

Catalin Parascan

Digital and Creative Communications Manager

Zainab Umar

Communications, Outreach and Engagement Manager

Olivia Cheves

Communications Officer (Editorial)

Léon Povey

Production and Editorial Officer (Global Prioritisation Exercise)

Helen Reed

Executive Administrator

Sarah Fealey

Head of HR and Operational Support

Ffion Bowen

HR and Operations Officer

Valeria Izzi

Senior MEAL Adviser

Alexandra Michalaki

MEAL Adviser (currently on maternity leave)

Christy Connolly

Business Development Manager

Cotte Benites

Communications Officer (Digital and Content)

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