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

Programs Director

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


Daniel lectures in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin and teaches a range of core and elective units within the Masters of Humanitarian Assistance. Daniel brings over 20 years’ experience working and researching in humanitarian aid and international development, and joined Deakin after 6 years lecturing at the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia in the UK.

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Dr Cai Wilkinson

Associate Director of Teaching and Learning

Cai Wilkinson (she/her) is the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning, supporting the development, design and delivery of CHL’s educational programs and initiatives.

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Justine De Rouck

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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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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Judy Robinet

Liaison Officer

Judy Robinet provides student support for the Diplôme d’Études Supérieures de Leadership Humanitaire.

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Jennifer Mendes

Operations Coordinator

Jennifer has 12 years of experience in the Higher Education sector, and joins the Centre from Deakin University.

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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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