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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Bethea Robertson

Project and Grants Manager

Bethea has previously worked on Development programs In Australia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific with a focus on private-sector engagement, disaster resilience & preparedness and public health.

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Dr Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings

Associate Director, Research

Nazanin teaches in the Master’s of Humanitarian Assistance. Nazanin received her PhD from the City University of Hong Kong in 2018. Nazanin’s research interests include disaster management, humanitarian aid, humanitarian access, human rights, civil society, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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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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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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Segolen Guillaumat

Directrice Académique, Diplôme d’Études Supérieures en Leadership Humanitaire

With 15 years' experience as a humanitarian sector consultant, Segolen delivers academic teaching, strategic development and marketing for the Diplôme d’Études Supérieures en Leadership Humanitaire.

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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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Nader Jan

Projects and Grants Coordinator

Nader has nearly 15 years of experience in clinical practice, community development, and project and data management in the tertiary education, government, and not-for profit sectors.

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