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Sarah Collinson

Research Associate

Humanitarian Policy Group

Portrait of Sarah Collinson

She has held additional associate positions with other research centres including the Global Insecurities Centre (Bristol) and the International Migration Institute (Oxford), and she has taught as an external postgraduate tutor in refugee studies at the Refugee Studies Centre (Oxford). She was a founder of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Refugee Studies. In 200, she was a contributing author (Europe chapter) of the 50th Anniversary Edition of the UNHCR publication The State of the World’s Refugees and of IOM’s The State of the World’s Migrants. In 2009-10 she joined the German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Study Team on Climate-Induced Migration, and in 2011 she provided expert analysis of the social drivers of environmentally-induced migration to the UK Government’s Foresight Project on migration and global environmental change.

Sarah has an interest in inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in humanitarian assistance and protection and has recently written Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action (Pilot Version) for the Age and Disability Capacity Building Programme (ADCAP).

  1. A more inclusive post-Covid-19 world for persons with disabilities – how humanitarians can play their part

  2. Our Shared Future: the governance challenges posed by the sustainable development, climate and World Humanitarian Summit agendas

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Power, politics and the economics of humanitarian action

    Event

  4. Constructive deconstruction: making sense of the international humanitarian system

    Working papers

  5. Dear EU leaders: Syria’s refugees won’t stop coming

  6. Risky business: maintaining a presence in dangerous environments

    Event

  7. Paradoxes of presence: Risk management and aid culture in challenging environments

    Research reports

  8. Humanitarian space: trends and issues

    Research reports

  9. Humanitarian space: a review of trends and issues

    Research reports

  10. The role of networks in the international humanitarian system

    Research reports

  11. The search for coherence: UN integrated missions and humanitarian space

    Event

  12. Counter terrorism and humanitarian action

    Event

  13. Politicisation and securitisation of Aid: challenges to humanitarian space in Somalia

    Event

  14. The Humanitarian System: how does it affect humanitarian space?

    Event

  15. Humanitarian Space in Sri Lanka: what lessons can be learned?

    Event

  16. States of fragility: Stabilisation and its implications for humanitarian action

    Event

  17. Humanitarian Space: concepts, definitions and uses

    Event

  18. Disasters theme issue: States of fragility: stabilisation and its implications for humanitarian action

    Other

  19. States of fragility: stabilisation and its implications for humanitarian action

    Other

  20. 'Stabilising' fragile states: implications for humanitarian action

    Press Release