Hanna-Tina Fischer

Hanna-Tina Fischer, MSc is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Population and Family Health, pursuing a DrPH in Leadership in Global Health and Humanitarian Systems. Her research focuses on the impact of adversity on children’s well-being and development, analysing risk and resilience as functions of family level system adaptation to crises. Tina has significant experience working on issues of child welfare and protection in humanitarian and developmental contexts in Asia, Africa and Europe. She has worked with a variety of United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisations, including UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children and ILO, to design needs assessments and implement responses to promote children’s wellbeing in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, South Sudan, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya, Italy, Germany and South Africa. Prior to starting the DrPH, Tina worked with the Global level Child Protection Working Group of the Global Protection Cluster to strengthen field-based humanitarian coordination. Born in Botswana and raised in India and Pakistan, Tina has a BA in Anthropology and Communication Studies from Goldsmiths’, University of London and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Email: tina.fischer@columbia.edu

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