Public Engagement Committee

Public Engagement and collaboration at the heart of what we do at the RELIEF Centre. 

The Public Engagement Committee, supported by the Communications and Impact Officer, is responsible for embedding public engagement in every aspect of the RELIEF Centre's work. It is comprised of a Chair, research theme leads, the Research Coordinator and Data Manager and the project's Early Career Researchers. 


Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh


Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is the Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit at University College London (UCL), where she also directs the UCL-wide Refuge in a Moving World interdisciplinary research network. She is the Principal Investigator of two major projects involving multi-sited research across Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey: 'Local Community Experiences of and Responses to Displacement from Syria' (funded by the UK's AHRC-ESRC under the GCRF) and 'Analysing South-South Humanitarian Responses to Displacement from Syria' (funded by the European Research Council).  


Cultural Committee

The RELIEF Centre Cultural Committee was established in February 2018. It is responsible for developing a cultural strategy for RELIEF and embedding cultural elements into its activities. It is led by Dr Fouad M. Fouad (poet and Assistant Research Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut).