Roanne van Voorst is a postdoctoral researcher, involved in the research project ''When disaster meets conflict. Disaster response of humanitarian aid and local state and non-state institutions in different conflict scenarios".
She has a background in anthropology and development; her main research interests focus on natural hazard, poverty and humanitarian aid. In 2014 she obtained her PhD (with distinction) at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) on responses of slum dwellers in Jakarta, Indonesia to the risks of recurrent floods and evictions. She has also done research on the social effects of climate changes in Greenland. Furthermore, she has worked as a consultant for the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) on a research project on urbanization, governance and international development.