Head, Humanitarian Policy Group
Overseas Development Institute
PhD in Politics. Political scientist with extensive experience in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Formerly: Head of UNDP Sudan's Peace Building Unit, managed a high-profile post-conflict response in the Nuba Mountains and was a resource person and an observer at the IGAD Sudan peace process; leadership in the Nuba Mountains response has been recognized in a recent ALNAP study on global humanitarian leadership. 2006, joined the Overseas Development Institute (ODI); currently, Head, Humanitarian Policy Group. Has lectured at the University of Dar es Salaam. Has written extensively on Sudan and is a regular public speaker and media commentator on South Sudan/Sudan and humanitarian issues. Managing Editor, Disasters (journal). Current work focuses on underexplored dimensions of displacement, particularly the role of land in return and reintegration processes and displacement in urban contexts.