Aaron’s past research has looked at humanitarian coordination lessons, the impact of household participation in programs, knowledge processes in disaster risk reductions, and community resilience.

His work includes research projects in the Philippines, Haiti, Nepal and in the Middle East and North Africa region, and current projects include looking at how different sources of knowledge can better inform hazard assessments, prioritising humanitarian shelter key messages, understanding household determinants that influence adoption of safer housing reconstruction, and challenges confronting informality in responses.

Aaron is interested in how project organisation and knowledge can inform more effective humanitarian programming with a notable focus in integrated (Settlements/Area-Based/Neighborhood) approaches as well as strategies to scale shelter assistance through supporting self-recovery.

Concurrent session speaker: Beyond shelter recovery to building capacity for self-recovery and resilience