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Dr Pardis

Role: Strategic Design Lead and Head of Sustainability, Oslo, Designit

Dr Pardis Shafafi

Dr Pardis Shafafi is a British Iranian anthropologist, Strategic Design Lead and Head of Sustainability at Designit’s Oslo studio. She has over 15 years of cross-sectoral experience ranging from scrubbing into clinical care and managing humanitarian programmes in active war zones, to guiding diverse clients through complex diagnostics and planning for future-adapted business endeavours. She continues to be active with think tanks and journals, advising on the European Union Off-Site project, supervising post-graduate students and delivering specialised trainings on Do No Harm and Anthropology.

Pardis is currently based in Oslo and is still unable to ski. Pardis holds a BSc (Hons) in Anthropology from University College London and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews.