Cathrine Brun

Cathrine Brun is Director of the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice at Oxford Brookes University. A professor of human geography, her expertise covers long-term displacement, the ethics and politics of humanitarianism, housing and home. Working closely with local and national organisations in Georgia, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Jordan and Lebanon, her approach to research is qualitative, ethnographic, and uses action research as a way of co-producing knowledge. Together with Dr Maha Shuayb at The Centre for Lebanese Studies in Beirut, she runs a research programme funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), titled: “From education to employment? Trajectories of young people in Lebanon’s and Jordan’s refugee crisis”.