B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. (University of Manchester)
Dr Jessica Field holds an UK Economic and Social Research Council-funded PhD from the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. Her current research centres on organised humanitarianism - particularly disaster management and refugee protection - and she has a keen interest in South Asian perspectives and experiences. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate history and international affairs, and has given guest lectures to students, academics and policymakers on a wide variety of history and humanitarian topics.
Alongside her role as Assistant Professor at JSIA, Dr Field, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, an Associate Researcher at University College London, and has previously worked for: the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and Save the Children as a Humanitarian Affairs Adviser; the International Division of Scottish Government in the development of their India Plan; and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai as a consultant for their Aapti programme, which rehabilitated survivors of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.