Christina manages Insecurity Insight and the Aid in Danger project. She has worked on human security issues for over 15 years as a consultant, in research institutions, and international organizations in Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She founded the Aid in Danger project with the Security in Numbers Database (SiND) with Larissa Fast and works with partners from the humanitarian community to document levels and patterns of violence in developing countries where data collection practices are not well developed. She has a particular interest in evidence-based programme, planning, monitoring and evaluation. She holds an MPhil in International Relations / European Studies from the University of Cambridge in the UK.
Nathan is Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Dalla Lanna School of Public Health, University of Toronto with research interests in applied statistics and the effects of armed violence on health. He met Robin Coupland in 2003 when they were both teaching at Harvard in Boston. Their collaboration focused on a theory of armed violence from a public health perspective, and the many practical measurement issues that arise when applying the theory. This resulted in the 'Taback-Coupland model'. Nathan started working with Christina in 2004 on a series of Small Arms Survey projects. Nathan holds a PhD in statistics from the University of Toronto.
Larissa Fast (Aid in Danger Project)
Larissa is Assistant Processor in Conflict Resolution at the Kroc Institute for International Peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US with a particular research interest in humanitarian action. Larissa has researched security issues affecting aid workers since the late 1990s. She has worked for international organizations in North America and Africa as project manager, consultant, and trainer. Larissa decided to join Insecurity Insight as Associate for the project on aid workers in danger in 2009 and provides expertise in this specific field. Larissa holds a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, US. Further information on Larissa: http://kroc.nd.edu/facultystaff/faculty/larissa-fast