My research interests related to humanitarianism, conflict, and peacebuilding are wide-ranging and supported by different sources, including the UK Department for International Development, the Research Council of Norway, Swiss Development Corporation, the United States Institute of Peace, and the US Agency for International Development.
My current projects focus on the causes and consequences of violence against aid workers and aid delivery, researching the impact of attacks on healthcare, and the uses and ethics of data and technology in the humanitarian sector. See this link for more: https://larissafast.weebly.com/research.html
Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare
This research, funded by the UK Department of International Development, is a joint, multi-year research programme to examine the immediate and broader, long-term effects of violent attacks on healthcare. This collaborative project involves researchers at HCRI, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Karl Blanchet), and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Len Rubenstein), University of California (Rohini Haar) as well as the World Health Organisation, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, Insecurity Insight, and Chatham House.
Data and Technology in the Humanitarian Sector
This research, funded by the Research Council of Norway, examines the ethics and uses of data and technology in the humanitarian sector. It is a collaborative effort with researchers at PRIO/University of Oslo (Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Kristoffer Líden, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert) and University of Copenhagen (Katja Lindskov Jakobsen).
Violence Against Aid Workers and Aid Delivery
This ongoing work is a collaborative effort with Christina Wille and others at Insecurity Insight. The project tracks violence against aid workers and aid delivery, and analyses its causes and consequences.