Background and activities

My research interests cover a broad spectrum of development processes and humanitarian challenges. 


Natural Resource Management


Post war and post disaster reconstruction and recovery

  • Disaster Management
  • Peace building processes
  • Humanitarian Assistance –Policy and practice

Forced Migration and Development

  • Return, Integration and resettlement of refugees and IDPs
  • Refugee mobility and welfare

Sustainable Development

  • Poverty and livelihoods
  • Financing development
  • Development interventions, processes and outcomes

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Khasalamwa, Sarah. (2009) Is ‘build back better’ a response to vulnerability? Analysis of the post-tsunami humanitarian interventions in Sri Lanka. The Tsumani of 2004 in Sri Lanka- Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War.