I'm the geographical information systems (GIS) and Missing Maps Coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) UK & Ireland, currently based at the London office.
I'm from Cape Town, South Africa, and have a PhD in operations research – specifically in the field of geospatial facility location and multi-objective optimisation, with a strong focus in GIS analysis.
Before joining MSF UK, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. I've also done postdoctoral research at the University of Alabama, USA, and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
In between my research projects I've done field work for MSF either as a logistics manager or GIS specialist in the Central African Republic, Mozambique, Bangladesh, and Sudan. My other endeavours include working as a radar software engineer in South Africa, teaching English in South Korea and Reunion Island, and working as a volunteer wildland fire fighter around Cape Town, South Africa.