Shirin Madon is Associate Professor working jointly in the Departments of International Development, and Management at the LSE. She teaches two courses entitled ‘ICT and Socioeconomic Development’, and Digital Innovation and Humanitarian Intervention. Shirin is currently involved in two research projects. The first is on primary healthcare in India where she has been studying how community health governance structures established by the government in 2008 at village level have emerged and evolved and their impact of primary healthcare particularly focusing on sanitation, nutrition and hygiene. This research is being undertaken in Karnataka together with a co-investigator and two field researchers. The second research area focuses on digital innovation in the humanitarian sector where Shirin is studying how digital identity systems are impacting cash transfer programmes within the International Federation of Red Cross and its National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies across the world. Of particular interest in this project is how new forms of digital technologies both enable organisations in the sector to communicate with each other but also create challenges when actors have different strategic priorities for how that data is used for assisting vulnerable communities.