Associate Professor Mary Ana McGlasson


Mary Ana holds dual Masters degrees in public policy and nursing from Princeton University and the University of Washington, and brings to CHL extensive experience in humanitarian leadership roles with a range of leading INGOs and academic institutions.

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Josh Hallwright

Deputy Director

Josh is a humanitarian specialist with more than 12 year’s experience working with a wide range of organisations across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. He is in the final stages of completing his doctoral research on crisis financing.

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Rachel Routley

Course Director, Diplôme d’Études Supérieures en Leadership Humanitaire

Rachel is a humanitarian specialist with more than 15 years’ experience working across all aspects of emergency response.

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Dr Daniel McAvoy

Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Assistance.

Daniel brings over 20 years’ experience working and researching in humanitarian aid and international development.

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Justine De Rouck (Maternity Leave)

Course Director, Diplôme d’Études Supérieures en Leadership Humanitaire

Justine has more than 10 years of experience as an emergency nurse practitioner and humanitarian professional.

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Dr Phoebe Downing

Research Fellow

Phoebe is an international and education development specialist with eight years’ experience working in the sector.

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Ashfaq Ali Yacoob Ali

Grants and Projects Manager

Ashfaq is an accomplished project manager and finance professional with more than eight years of experience managing projects across multiple industries.

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Camille Lemouchoux-Heffer

Responsable du Coaching, Diplôme d’Études Supérieures en Leadership Humanitaire

Camille is responsible for academic teaching, training, coaching and supervising teams of professional coaches.

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Lauren Harris

Research Fellow/Strategic Projects Advisor

Lauren has experience working with civil society, academia, international organisations, private sector and Defence forces.

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Perla Escalon

Francophone Programs Coordinator

Perla Escalon is professional with a comprehensive background in crisis leadership, mental health support, and program coordination.

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Petra Helal

CLP Coordinator

Petra Helal has more than five years of experience in project management and partnerships across global, regional and local levels.

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Ursula de Almeida

Operations Coordinator

Ursula de Almeida has worked in the humanitarian and international and community development sectors both in Australia and Timor-Leste for 15 years.

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Jessica Plummer

Senior Communications Advisor

Jessica is an international communications specialist with more than 10 years of experience working with academic institutions, NGOs and the private sector in Australia, the UK and Asia and the Pacific.

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Cara Schultz

Publications Editor

Cara is an award-winning writer and editor with two decades of experience in the for-purpose sector.

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