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Dr. Marion Staunton has been HelpAge International’s Humanitarian Inclusion & MHPSS Manager within the Humanitarian team based in London since December 2018. She has provided front line support to HelpAge International’s response to recent emergencies in Indonesia, Mozambique, and Malawi, working closely with country offices and network members to ensure inclusive programming response.

Marion has over 12 years’ experience in the humanitarian and development sectors in Asia, particularly in Sri Lanka. Before returning to the UK in 2015 she was the Senior Advisor (Asia) for the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture victims. From 2008 to 2012 she served as Chief of Party at The Asia Foundation, managing & providing technical support to their USAID and EIDHR funded Human Rights programmes. Following the 2004 Tsunami, Marion worked with the Emergency Response Unit of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) as Programme Manager focusing on MHPSS, protection and inclusion. Prior to joining IOM Marion was a VSO volunteer teaching in the University sector and providing technical support to national NGOs.

Marion has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Sri Lanka & Northern Ireland and has extensive experience supporting organisations through training and capacity building in MHPSS of frontline primary health care staff.

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