Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) was founded in 2008 by colleagues across disciplines such as history, medicine, development studies and drama.

Under the iconic leadership of Dr Rony Brauman (President of Médecins sans Frontièrs (MSF) from 1982 to 1994), Prof Peter Gatrell, Prof Tim Jacoby, Dr Tanja Müller, Emeritus Prof Tony Redmond, Prof Bertrand Taithe and Prof James Thompson originally established HCRI as an interdisciplinary research institute.

Since then, HCRI has responded to international demand for research-informed teaching in humanitarian studies by developing a range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.

Their work is driven by a desire to inform and support policy and decision makers, to optimise collaborations between partner organisations, and to foster increased understanding and debate within the field.

Bringing together the disciplines of medicine and the humanities to achieve these goals, HCRI aims to facilitate improvements in crisis response on a global scale, while providing a centre of excellence for practitioners in emergencies and conflicts.