Sophie Perreard is a Lecturer in the Master of Humanitarian Assistance in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Burwood. She is also is a Humanitarian Practitioner with over 13 years of INGO experience, both in the field and at headquarters. Sophie has worked mainly in emergency and post emergency contexts in Africa, Asia, The Caribbean and Middle-East.
Before joining Deakin, Sophie worked for Save the Children USA as Deputy Director for Emergency Response, and in various capacities with Doctors without Borders (MSF), the German Cooperation (GTZ), and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Her areas of expertise include Leadership, Operations and Programme Management, Protection/Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Capacity Building and Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy.
Previously, Sophie lectured at Aix-Marseille University, France, where she taught in the areas of humanitarian protection and assistance in Sri Lanka and Darfur. Sophie also teaches and coaches in the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership (GCHL) and in Save the Children's Senior Management Development Programs (SMDP).
Sophie has a Humanitarian Logistics and Administration Degree from Bioforce Institute, a European Master in Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) and a Post Graduate degree in Protection-Rule of Law-Human Security from Aix-Marseille University.