Bianca Fadel is a researcher in the Centre for International Development at Northumbria University. Her current work explores identity and belonging in local volunteering experiences during protracted crises, particularly in the case of Burundi, in East Africa. She is also part of the Refugee Youth Volunteering Uganda (RYVU) research team and involved in policy-focused projects with volunteer-involving organisations including Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
She holds a Masters in Humanitarian Action and has previously worked as advisor for humanitarian diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil. Her experience also comprises the implementation of local youth engagement volunteering projects with the Brazilian Red Cross.