Bio (Stephanie Dianne Perham)

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Stephanie Dianne Perham

Stephanie Dianne Perham


Associate Faculty


Humanitarian Studies


Stephanie Dianne Perham is a humanitarian response professional with field experience in Uganda (internal displacement), Senegal (information management), Cote d’Ivoire (emergency response), Kenya (famine response,) Nigeria (food security and nutrition) and Ethiopia (refugee response). Her research focuses on the protection of cultural diversity in cases of protracted displacement. She has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, including the UN Emergency Response Team, Action Against Hunger and CartONG. Perham lectured at Kwangju Women’s University in South Korea, trained teachers in China and worked for the Department of Canadian Heritage and the International Network on Cultural Policy.


Perham has experience working in the fields of policy planning and development, education and training and humanitarian response in ten countries. She is an expert in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of internal displacement and refugee programmes. Perham has significant experience in facilitating training sessions and workshops on themes such as food security and nutrition, humanitarian approaches, early childhood care and development, flight attendant services, emergency medical services and teacher training.


Perham holds a Bachelor of Political Science (Hons.) with concentration in International Relations from Carleton University (2002), Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University (2009) and was awarded the Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medal for Merit.