Professor David Sanderson is the Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture at UNSW. He has over 25 years of experience working in development and emergencies. He has held senior posts in both NGO and academic sectors. He is a member of several NGO and donor advisory boards and has published articles and papers concerning chronic poverty, urban livelihoods and resilience. David was co-editor of the 2016 IFRC World Disasters Report and is currently undertaking a Good Practice Review on urban humanitarian action for the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Kirsten McDonaldis an Associate Principal with Arup International Development. Kirsten has scoped, designed and delivered programs and projects throughout Asia and the Pacific. Her work focuses on urban resilience, and safe and resilient buildings and infrastructure. She has worked on regional initiatives including the Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, the Asian Development Bank’s Urban Resilience Fund, and the World Bank’s Global Program for Safer Schools.
Laura Bruce is the Research Associate for the Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture at UNSW where she is supporting research in urbanisation, disaster risk reduction and marginalisation both internationally and in Australia. Laura has over 12 years’ experience working for International NGOs in project management, advocacy and research across the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Leeanne Marshall is the Shelter Advisor at Australian Red Cross where she supports the delivery of high quality and inclusive shelter assistance to people affected by disaster and crises in the Asia Pacific region. She has worked in both development and emergency situations and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the Global Shelter Cluster.
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