Professors and Lecturers
The diversity of experience and expertise of CERAH’s staff reflects CERAH's multidisciplinary programme.
CERAH’s lecturers and researchers have wide experience in the humanitarian field, and together accumulate many years of work experience with a range of institutions and multidisciplinary environments. Associated lecturers from other universities and institutions join the CERAH team according to specific teaching and research needs.
Prof Doris Schopper
Doris Schopper is Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva and has been Director of CERAH since 2011. Following her medical studies at the University of Geneva (qualified in 1978; Doctorate in 1982) she qualified as a specialist in internal medicine in 1987.
Verónica Foubert is Head of Learning at CERAH. She has been working in the humanitarian sector since 1999. She is responsible for the MAS programme and oversees the DAS, CAS and Thematic Short Courses. She coordinates the CAS "People Management in Humanitarian Settings".
Claire Barthélémy is a Consultant and Trainer in Humanitarian Affairs, working as Coordinator and Lecturer at CERAH. She leads the DAS in Humanitarian Action, the CAS “Communication and Advocacy” and the Thematic Seminar “Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health”.
Jean-Marc Biquet has worked in humanitarian aid since 1993, mainly with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He has wide experience, from programme management to contributing to the Reflection Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices for MSF-Switzerland.
Dr Wilma Doedens
Wilma is a Medical Doctor with a public health and reproductive health background. She has extensive field experience in coordinating and implementing reproductive health services in both humanitarian and development settings. Wilma teaches during the Thematic Seminar on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Contexts.
Dr Valérie Gorin
Valérie Gorin contributed to CERAH courses as an external specialist, before joining as a lecturer in January 2011. She teaches the weeks on history and communication in the DAS and she co-coordinates the CAS Communication, Negotiation and Advocacy for Humanitarian Action.
Dr Damien Scalia
Damien Scalia is a lecturer CAS Legal Environment of Humanitarian Action. He is an Advanced Researcher at the Swiss National Science Foundation and at the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Deviance and Penalty (Université catholique de Louvain – Belgium).