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Alina Potts

Research and Evaluation Specialist

Alina Potts joined Innocenti in March 2015 to coordinate the Multi-Country Study on the Drivers of Violence Affecting Children. She also provides technical advice on applied research examining the intersection between intimate partner violence and violence affecting children in emergencies, led by UNICEF and the CPC Learning Network. She holds an MPH from Columbia University in Forced Migration and Health, and has led gender-based violence programming in a number of humanitarian responses over the past 10 years. Alina also has experience in field-based research on grave violations against children in conflict, and has worked with refugees and asylum seekers in the US, UK and Ireland.
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This working paper identifies and explores the issues that should be considered when undertaking ethical research involving children in humanitarian settings. Both the universal (i.e. relevant to all research involving children) and specific ethical issues that may arise when involving children in research in humanitarian settings are examined.


Gabrielle Berman; Jason Hart; Dónal O'Mathúna; Erica Mattellone; Alina Potts; Clare O'Kane; Jeremy Shusterman; Thomas Tanner


Adolescent wellbeing

A four year programme on social and structural determinants of adolescent wellbeing in low and middle income countries.

Violence affecting children

Building research capacity to generate evidence on the drivers of violence affecting children and on the most effective interventions.