Larissa is Professor of Humanitarian and Conflict Studies and Executive Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. Previously she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Humanitarian Policy Group, and held a variety of posts, including academic positions at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and Conrad Grebel University College (Canada). She was a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working at the US Agency for International Development (2014-2016) and a Fulbright-Schuman Research Scholar (2016-2017). She has published extensively about the causes of and responses to violence against aid workers and healthcare, and about the uses of data and technology in humanitarian response. Her research has been funded by the UK, Swiss, and US governments, the Research Council of Norway, as well as the United States Institute of Peace.