Prof. David Sanderson

David has over 30 years of experience working across the world in development and emergencies.

He worked for 12 years in NGOs and as a consultant in all regions before joining academia in 2006. Since then, he has held full professorships in the UK, Norway and Australia, and visiting professorships in Spain, France and the USA (Harvard University). 

David is part of several board committees including the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Humanitarian Innovations Fund. David is author of the 2019 ODI/ALNAP ‘Urban Humanitarian Response Good Practice Review’ and was co-editor of the 2016 IFRC ‘World Disasters Report’ focusing on resilience.

David holds a doctorate in urban development and disasters.