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

Profile

Biography

Jo Rose is a 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’s current research interests include: local community and stakeholder collaboration in disaster and conflict interventions; promoting the adaptive capacity of local communities to cope with and respond to disasters and conflicts; the role of religion and traditional beliefs in coping with and responding to conflicts and disasters; a new humanitarian approach to protracted and long-term crises; ethics in humanitarian interventions and evaluation; emerging humanitarian and development discourse through Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).

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. 

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 https://www.kirkensnodhjelp.no/contentassets/3147be4c564d45c19290e7a9f12db86f/report-on-somaliatsunami-reponse-pdf.pdf (accessed: March 2018).
  • 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 https://www.kirkensnodhjelp.no/contentassets/3147be4c564d45c19290e7a9f12db86f/nca--evaluationgedo-report.pdf (accessed: March 2018).
  • 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

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 Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1658)