Leader, Disaster and Development Network, Northumbria University
Andrew Collins is Professor in Disaster and Development, Department of Geography. Beyond research, local teaching and management responsibilities, he represents disaster, development and health related initiatives internationally. He led the establishment of the world's first disaster management and sustainable development postgraduate programme launched in 2000, and Disaster and Development Network (DDN) launched 2004. Prior to academic appointments, Andrew also worked internationally including through three years voluntary support to communities in wartime Mozambique. He services his subject area through high level policy and advisory roles, reviewing and commissioning boards for national and international organisations, conferences, multiple journals and 13 research funding bodies.