Imri Schattner-Ornan

Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Practice, Director of Studies for Humanitarian Studies MSc Programme, Academic Lead (LSTM) for the LEAP Programme

I lead the LSTM's MSc in Humanitarian Studies and the Humanitarian Health stream in LSTM's Public Health programme. I also teach several modules on the LEAP programme which is a collaboration with LSTM, the University of Manchester and the international NGO Médecins Sans Frontières. I additionally teach in LSTM's Diploma of Tropical Medecine and Hygiene and Diploma in Tropical Medicine.

Prior to my arrival to LSTM, I taught in the Hebrew University International Development Graduate programme for three years. Before that, I worked for eight years as a humanitarian field worker dealing with various emergencies and post-emergencies, especially in Africa.

I have an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, a post-graduate degree in Ethnology from the University of Paris (Nanterre) as well as a post-graduate degree in International Development & Humanitarian Work from the University of Paris (Sorbonne).

I have worked as Project Coordinator and Project Manager with leading international relief NGOs such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Rescue Committee. My humanitarian work led me to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia and other countries. My work included providing health to refugees, in managing local hospitals in post-conflict contexts and participated in the West-Africa Ebola response.


I teach the Complex Humanitarian Emergencies module in the Msc Humanitarian Studies programme, and participate in other LSTM onsite and online teaching.