Bianca Fadel is a PhD researcher in the Centre for International Development at Northumbria University. Her research explores identity and belonging in local volunteering experiences during protracted crises, particularly in the case of Burundi, in East Africa. She is also involved in policy-focused projects with volunteer-involving organisations including IFRC, VSO and UNV. She holds a Masters in Humanitarian Action from UCL in Belgium and has previously worked as advisor for humanitarian diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil. Her experience also comprises the implementation of local youth engagement volunteering projects with the Brazilian Red Cross.
Key areas of interest: Volunteering; Community Development; Humanitarian Action; Participatory Methodologies; Global South
Working languages: English; French; Spanish; Portuguese