The humanitarian health ethics (hhe) research group is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners collaborating since 2009. We conduct research investigating how ethical features of humanitarian health initiatives are experienced by different groups, and inquiries seeking to clarify ethical issues that are present in humanitarian healthcare practice and policy. Beginning in 2009 with a cluster of qualitative research studies, our team began to see that these endeavours would benefit from being drawn together and a programme of research began to grow. Four years later, we hosted the hhe forum meeting in November 2012. This event sparked several initiatives, including the launch of the Reflections Newsletter, this website, and the compilation of a set of research priorities for this domain of research. Since then, the hhe research group has worked with diverse collaborators and partners to conduct studies on a wide set of topics related to humanitarian health ethics, ranging from ethics oversight of research in disasters, palliative care in humanitarian crises, experiences of participation in Ebola clinical trials, and ethical dimensions of humanitarian innovation.
Short bios of hhe research group team members are included below. Over the years the research group has also benefited from the involvement of former HHE students. Projects have also engaged the collaboration of local researchers broadening the scope and perspective of the research and permitting greater co-design of the overall research program.