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Peter McArdle

Leader | Curious | Determined

Peter brings over 10 years’ experience of international crisis response and research to the role of Climate and Environment Leader with Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG). Having worked across the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific with the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement and NGOs, Peter’s background in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is complemented with additional expertise in public health operations, including Covid-19, Cholera and Ebola. He likewise brings an understanding of the application of International Humanitarian Law as it relates to built and natural environmental resources. Peter was Awarded the International Service Medal for ‘exemplary service’ by Australian Red Cross in 2017.

Peter has a keen interest in the intersection of the physical and social sciences, holding a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Newcastle and Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney. His PhD research, also at the University of Sydney, investigated community conflict and resilience in the face of water scarcity, and has been presented at public forums including World Water Week.