Prof. Matt Baillie Smith, Northumbria University
Principal Investigator

Matt’s research focuses on volunteering, citizenship and civil society in humanitarian and development contexts. He was co-author of the IFRC Global Review on Volunteering, Research Director of the Volunteers in Conflicts and Emergencies Initiative with the Swedish Red Cross, and has published on issues including South-South volunteering, volunteering and citizenship, volunteering and gender, as well as on civil society activism, development education and NGO engagement strategies. As well as being Principal Investigator of Refugee Youth Volunteering Uganda (RYVU), he is also PI of ISSRAR, a GCRF/British Academy project exploring youth agency in Palestine, and Co-investigator of UKRI GCRF Living Deltas, a 5 year project exploring the lives of delta dwellers in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

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