HCRI is a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism and conflict response, global health, international disaster management and peacebuilding.

Our work is driven by a desire to inform and support policy and decision makers, to optimise collaborations between partner organisations, and to foster increased understanding and debate within the field.

Bringing together the disciplines of medicine and the humanities to achieve these goals, HCRI aims to facilitate improvements in crisis response on a global scale, while providing a centre of excellence for practitioners in emergencies and conflicts.

Tony Redmond soon understood that providing aid internationally required specialist medical teams.

Prof. Anthony Redmond has led medial teams to sudden onset disasters and conflicts since 1988 and recently coordinated national responses to the conflict in Gaza, the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the earthquake in Nepal. In 1994 he established UK-Med, an NGO that provides international emergency humanitarian medical assistance and which now hosts the UK International Emergency Registers.

Adele Aubrey1

Dr. Adele Aubrey completed a doctorate in higher education at the University of Manchester. Previously manager at the Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-based Learning (2008-11), her research explores the dimensions of contextualised power within teaching and learning environments. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she has facilitated a diverse portfolio of innovative curriculum design projects and education action research projects, in themes such as sustainable development and humanitarian practice.

Stephanie Rinaldi

Dr. Stephanie Rinaldi has a doctorate in Political Theory and joined HCRI in 2017 to support its Emergency Medical Teams research programmes. She has a broad experience supporting Social Science Research Projects funded by AHRC and ESRC, and is currently supporting HCRI’s project with Hong Kong Academy of Medicine to develop a training curriculum for EMTs.