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Currently based in UNICEF’s Office of Research, Innocenti in Florence, Gavin is responsible for the organisation’s strategy and portfolio of humanitarian research for children and adolescents in humanitarian and fragile settings. Gavin began his career in 1994 in research and postgraduate teaching in GIS and Remote Sensing applications at Cranfield University in the UK, seconded as Deputy Director at the National Soil Resources Institute of England and Wales in 2005, Senior Research Fellow and Manager of the applied remote sensing and GIS unit at Cranfield University from 2006. He then joined the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, and then other missions, before formally joining UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes in 2012, where he co-chaired and led several UN/inter-agency groups on information management platforms, decision support, performance monitoring for emergency coordination and, more recently (2019) on disability inclusion

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