Mr. Imri Schattner-Ornan

Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Imri arrived to LEAP after three years of teaching in Glocal, the Hebrew University International Development Graduate programme. In this role, his work focused on the practice of international development in the field, preparation for fieldwork and the ethics of international development.

Prior to that, Imri worked for eight years as a humanitarian field worker dealing with various emergencies and post-emergencies, especially in Africa. Imri has worked as Project Coordinator and Project Manager with leading international relief NGOs such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Rescue Committee.  His humanitarian work led him to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia and other countries. He has worked in providing health to refugees, in managing local hospitals in post-conflict contexts and participated in the West-Africa Ebola response.

Imri has an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, a post-graduate degree in Ethnology from the University of Paris (Nanterre) as well as a post-graduate degree in International Development & Humanitarian Work from the University of Paris (Sorbonne). His fields of interest are the Ethics of Humanitarian work, Humanitarian, Relief and Development in Practice and the interactions between Theory, Research and Fieldwork.