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Jo Rose
Programme Leader – MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs and Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Response

Profile

Biography

Jo Rose is a Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Response and is the Programme Leader of the MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs (MIHA). Jo has worked intensively in complex political emergencies including Liberia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. Throughout her career Jo has worked within academia, policy and practice in disasters, conflicts, and uneven development. Her ongoing work on community involvement in the delivery of humanitarian aid seeks to shape future practice and policy on humanitarian interventions in disasters and conflicts.

Jo focuses on understanding community and local stakeholder engagement in humanitarian responses and development programmes. Jo has conducted major evaluations and research in Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and most recently Afghanistan.

Qualifications

  • PhD in the delivery of humanitarian assistance in complex emergencies: a case study of Somalia. Fieldwork in Puntland and Somalia, Northumbria University.
  • MSc in Engineering and Technology. Thesis Title: Water and Sanitation in Complex Emergencies. Fieldwork in Sudan and South Sudan, Newcastle University.
  • BSc in Geography and Environmental Management. Fieldwork in Kenya, Northumbria University. 

University roles

  • Member of the Distance Learning College Advisory Group

Research

Overview

Jo collaborates with disaster and conflict affected communities and local partners to understand the research needs and priorities of the local communities. Jo is experienced in using indigenous research methods and co-creating research methods to ensure the methods are contextually appropriate and effective. Jo's ongoing and recent research has involved:

  • The application of a wasteshed concept to understand the range of challenges and potential livelihood opportunities in refugee camps and surrounding host communities through understanding all types and flows of waste. 
  • Developing supportive frameworks for children that have lived/are living in conflict areas and refugee camps through applying indigenous research methods specifically in Cox's Bazaar refugee camp in Bangladesh and Bidi Bidi settlement in Uganda. 
  • The development of an evidence base of how and why field-based WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) professionals from four Sub-Saharan African countries (Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda) believe failures occur, their experiences when sharing and discussing them within their organisations, and how they believe a culture conducive to publicly sharing and learning from failures could be nurtured. 
  • The development of a dice game with Nepalese researchers to understand the knowledge of disaster risk reduction measures amongst the informal construction sector in Nepal; the role of informal education in the sector; and an understanding of the barriers in developing more hazard resilient buildings. 
  • A multi-sector evaluation of the Aga Khan Foundation work in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan over a ten year period. The evaluation involved extensive fieldwork in Badakhshan led by the Afghan team. The evaluation framework and criteria were co-created by the entire team to ensure they were context driven. 
Ethics: Jo works with each team to co-create an ethical code of conduct that all members of the research team must agree to and abide by. Jo has led other networks and institutions in the development of their own ethical code of conducts. She endevours to ensure all work is ethical in accordance with local context, culture and indigenous ethics. 

Supervision

Jo would be interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas: humanitarian affairs and sustainable development in particular, the role of traditional knowledge systems, local communities and local stakeholders. 

Jo is currently supervising the following PhDs:
 
What are the Influences of Aid Effectiveness in Community-led Development? The Case of Afghanistan (Mr Shaheer Shahriar).
 
Do inequities present in the experience of empowerment for women of non-western cultural backgrounds? (Mrs Claudia Adlar)
 
The global survivor's fund initiative and the health and wellbeing needs of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) in Eastern Congo (Mr Jack Liuta)

Publications

Selected publications

  • Chmutina, K. and Rose, J.(2018) ‘Building resilience: knowledge, experience and percetptions among informal construction stakeholder’. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 28, pp. 158-164.
  • Ksenia, C., Rose, J., Bhatta, D. & Shresha, D. (2018) Pathways to raising disaster risk reduction awareness among the informal construction stakeholders: a case of Nepal. Procedia Engineering, 212, p.784-791. 
  • Rose, J. and O’Keefe, P. (2017) ‘Relief Operations’. In Kris, H. (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Public Health. Oxford, UK: Academic Press,Elsevier.
  • Rose, J. and Jayawickrama, J. (2016) Capacity Building of Institutions for Disaster Risk Reduction: learning from communities as first responders.Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 
  • Bailey, C., Cook, G., Herman, L., McMillan, C., Rose, J.,Marston, R., Binks, E. and Barron, E. (2015) Deploying telehealth with sheltered housing tenants living with COPD: a qualitative case study. Housing, Care and Support,volume 18 (3/4), pp. 136-148. 
  • Rose J., O’Keefe P., Jayawickrama J., O’Brien G. (2013) ‘The challenge of humanitarian aid: an overview’. Environmental Hazards,Special Issue: Human and Policy Dimensions12(1) pp. 74-92. Routledge.
  • Manyena, B., O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P. and Rose, J. (2011) Disaster Resilience: a bounce back or bounce forward ability? Local Environment,16(6) pp. 1-8.
  • Rose, J. and Muse, A.H. (2008) The Day the Sea Dies. Evaluation of the ACT Response to the Tsunami Disaster in Somalia. Action by Churches Together (ACT International), Geneva.
  • O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P. and Rose, J.(2008) The Vulnerable Society. Area, volume 40 (4), pp. 520 – 521.
  • O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P., Meena, H., Rose, J.and Wilson, L. (2008) Climate adaptation from a poverty perspective. Climate Policy, volume 8 (2), pp. 194-201.
  • Kirkby, J., Rose, J.and Katui-Katua, M. (2007) Evaluation of Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Government Supported Programme in Gedo, Somalia. Norwegian Church Aid, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P. and Rose, J.Energy, Poverty and governance. International Journal of Environmental Studies. 64 (5), 2007, pp. 605-616.
  • O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P., Rose, J.and Wisner, B. (2006) Climate Change and Disaster Management. Disasters, 30 (1), pp. 68-40.
  • Jayawickrama, J., Rose, J., (Forthcoming), Therapeutic Imperialism in Disaster and Conflict Affected Countries, In Cohen, B., (Ed), Critical Handbook of Mental Health: Theories and Approaches, Ashgate Publishing.
  • Rose, J. and O’Keefe, P. (2016, forthcoming: accepted manuscript) ‘Relief Operations’. In Kris, H. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Pubic Health. Oxford, UK: Academic Press, Forthcoming. Elsevier.
  • Rose, J. and Jayawickrama, J. (2016, forthcoming: accepted manuscript) Capacity Building of Institutions for Disaster Risk Reduction: learning from communities as first responders. Built Environment Project and Asset Management.
  • Rose J. O’Keefe P. Jayawickrama J. O’Brien G. (2013), The challenge of humanitarian aid: an overview Environmental Hazards; Special Issue Human and Policy Dimensions, 12(1), pp.74-92. Routledge.
  • Manyena, B., O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P. and Rose, J. (2011) Disaster Resilience: a bounce back or bounce forward ability? Local Environment, 16(6) pp. 1-8.
  • O’Keefe, P. and Rose, J. (2009) ‘Relief Operations’. In Kris, H. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Pubic Health. Oxford, UK: Academic Press, pp. 506-513. Elsevier.
  • O’Keefe, P. and Rose, J. (2008) ‘Humanitarian Aid’. The Companion to Development Studies, Third Edition. Chapter 9.4. UK: Routledge.
  • O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P. and Rose, J. (2008) ‘The Vulnerable Society’. Area, 40:4, pp. 520 – 521.
  • O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P., Meena, H., Rose, J. and Wilson, J. (2008) ‘Climate adaptation from a poverty perspective’. Climate Policy, 8 (2) pp. 194-201.
  • O’Brien, G., O’Keefe, P., Rose, J. and Wisner, B. (2006) ‘Climate Change and Disaster Management’. Disasters, 30 (1) pp. 68-40.
  • O’Keefe, P., Middleton, N., Kirkby, J. and Rose, J. (2006) ‘Sudan’. In Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006) Dutch Humanitarian Assistance: An Evaluation. The Hague, The Netherlands: TDS Print mail data.

Book chapters

  • Rose, J.and O’Keefe, P. (2017, accepted manuscript) ‘Relief Operations’. In Kris, H. (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Pubic Health.Oxford, UK: Academic Press,Forthcoming. Elsevier.
  • Jayawickrama, J. and Rose, J.(2017) Therapeutic Imperialism in Disaster- and conflict-affected countries, pp. 213-223. In Routledge International Handbook of Critical Mental Health, Taylor and Francis, London.
  • O’Keefe P. and Rose J. (2009) ‘Relief Operations’. In Kris, H. (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Pubic Health. pp506-513.Oxford, UK: Academic Press.
  • O’Keefe, P. and Rose, J.(2008) Humanitarian Aid. The Companion to Development Studies, Third Edition. Chapter 9.4. UK: Routledge.
  • O’Keefe, P., Middleton, N., Kirkby, J. and Rose, J.(2006) ‘Sudan’. In Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006) Dutch Humanitarian Assistance: An Evaluation.The Hague, The Netherlands: TDS Printmaildata.

 

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Deputy Programme Leader – MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs
  • Module Leader – Humanitarian Response: Food and Nutrition, Shelter, Health, WASH; Research Methods in Humanitarian Affairs; Disasters in Complex Political Emergencies; Education in Emergencies; Evaluating Humanitarian Programmes

Other teaching

Visiting lecturer

  • Mental health in disaster and conflicts – Institute for Health and Society, Newcastle University
  • Uneven development in urban settings – Faculty of Arts, York St John University
  • Humanitarian Response - Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Northumbria University. 

Continuous professional development courses

  • 2015 – onwards: Trainer. Humanitarian Responses in disasters, conflicts and uneven development. Kenya Red Cross Society, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2015 – onwards: Facilitator and Trainer. Disaster risk management and knowledge for disasters initiative, Kathmandu University, Nepal.

External activities

Memberships

  • 2014 - onwards: Academic fellow, Islamic Relief Academy

Invited talks and conferences

  • Community Resilience in Disasters (Presentation and Panel Discussion), Disaster-risk reduction, resilience, well-being and culture. Multidisciplinary workshop. British Council. Indonesia, February 2016.
  • Community Engagement in Disasters. Care-Risk Workshop. (Presentation), British Council, Malaysia, December 2015.
  • Examining the Humanitarian Discourse, Dealing with Disasters Conference (DwD 2013) / 4th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2013), Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, September 2013. 

Media coverage

  • Commenting on the affects of the Earthquake in Nepal and how communities respond. April 2015, BBC York. 

Jo Rose

Contact details

Dr Jo Rose
Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1658)