Mark Duffield is emeritus professor at the Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol. He has taught at the universities of Khartoum, Aston and Birmingham and held fellowships and chairs at Sussex, Leeds and Lancaster. Mark is currently a member of the Scientific Board of the Flemish Peace Institute, Brussels, and a fellow of the Rift Valley Institute, London and Nairobi. Outside of academia, during the 1980s he was Oxfam's country representative in Sudan. Duffield has advised government departments, including DFID, EU (ECHO), the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and non-governmental organisations, such as CAFOD, International Alert, Comic Relief and Oxfam, along with UNICEF, UNOCHA, UNDP and UNHCR.