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.
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).
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.