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Mr Daniel Mcavoy



Lecturer In Humanitarian Assistance


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 925 17077


I have over 20 years experience working and researching in the international development and humanitarian aid sectors. This includes around 8 years working for the Australian Aid Programme in a variety of roles including the Solomon Island Desk (2000-2003, Iraq, Afghanistan and Middle East programmes (2004-2006) and Peace and Conflict Unit (2008). I have also worked for Care International (Iraq, Kosovo, and Aceh); and as a consultant to UNICEF (Solomon Islands); UNDP (Uganda) and OXFAM GB (UK and India). I came to Deakin University in February 2015 after 6 years lecturing at the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia in the UK where I taught a range of undergraduate courses (Politics and Intenational Development; War Humanitarian Crises and Aid) and convened a Masters module (Conflict Peace and Security).

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Research interests

Statebuilding, policing and security sector reform in Solomon Islands; Pacific colonial and post-colonial history and politics; international interventions in fragile states and humanitarian emergency; humanitarian research including assessing the impact and effectiveness of humanitarian intervention.

Units taught

AHA722 Applied Humanitarian Assistance: From Theory to Practice

AHA723 Fundamentals of People Management Across the Humanitarian Continuum

ADS716 Humanitarian Settlement