Mary Corbett has worked in the humanitarian sector for the last 20 years. She has considerable experience in both emergency and development programming with a focus on health and nutrition. Early in her career she has worked with GOAL, Oxfam and Concern Worldwide in a variety of roles overseas and in head office. Some countries she worked in include; Ethiopia, Liberia, Angola, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bosnia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Her background initially was as a registered nurse, which was followed on with a course in Tropical Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and later a Masters in Human Nutrition and Metabolism at Aberdeen University. Since 2003 she has worked as an independent consultant with numerous NGOs, UN agencies and donors, including Irish Aid. Her work includes numerous programme evaluations, development of technical material including national nutrition guidelines in a number of African countries, training and mentoring and conducting a number of studies.
Mary is presenting on Food Security and Nutrition in Emergencies on our Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies course.