Humanitarian Action Study Group
The Humanitarian Action Study Group (HASG) brings together both scholars and practitioners of humanitarian action to share knowledge, expertise and experience in the areas of humanitarian action, humanitarian intervention, human rights / protection, complex emergencies and the inter-section of development and humanitarian programming. If appropriate, the group will also act as a focal point for networking in support new research initiatives (including applied research) in these areas.
This group is co-convened by Molly Gilmour, PhD Researcher School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow and Beth Carthy, Human Rights Advocate and Lawyer, UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action. All are welcome. To join this study group, or for further information, please contact the convenors at email@example.com, stating your institution/ngo, area of interest/research and any suggestions for activities.
- May 2021: EVENT: Attacks on Healthcare: Five years of UN Resolution 2286
- Oct 2020: RESOURCE: Humanitarian Action Panel Summary
- Oct 2020: RESOURCE: COVID19 Roundtable Summary
- July 2020: EVENT and RESOURCE: Summary Humanitarian localisation in conflict-affected contexts
- July 2020: EVENT: Humanitarian Research Learning Series Webinar - Equitable Research Partnerships
- May 2020: RESOURCE: Summary Leveraging Research and Evidence for Humanitarian response During COVID-19
- May 2020: RESOURCE: Summary Humanitarian Research Learning Series - Institutional Panel
- May 2020: SURVEY - Supporting humanitarian response during COVID-19 with research - gap mapping and priorities
- May 2020: EVENT: Online Humanitarian Research Learning Series
- Jan 2020: RESOURCE: Summary and Recommendations from Conflict Sensitivity and Adaptive Approaches in Humanitarian Programming discussion
- Oct 2019: RESOURCE: Summary and Recommendations from Criminalisation of Humanitarian Space panel discussion
- May 2019: RESOURCE: Summary and Recommendations from Conflict, Hunger and IHL workshop
Elizabeth Carthy has worked with legal and women’s rights non-governmental organisations’ on access to justice and projects addressing gender-based violence in Haiti, Somalia, and South Africa. She is currently finalising a PhD at the University College Dublin Centre of Humanitarian Action exploring aid organisations’ efforts to address sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law with French Law (BCL) from University College Dublin and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School. She is admitted to practice law in New York State.
Molly Gilmour Convenor
Molly Gilmour @MVGilmour (she/hers) is a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow using creative participatory research methods to investigate how humanitarian medical operations are mobilised in Lebanon, and asks what might more effective and culturally appropriate refugee healthcare look like? Molly draws from the disciplines of Public Health, Community Education and Sociology. She has recently worked in Sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria and Botswana) and in the greater Middle East (Lebanon and Afghanistan).
Interests: Refugee Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, Advocacy, Public Health, Culturally Responsive Health and Social Care