• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Senior Director: Duty of Care, International Rescue Committee
Rob Lindsley

901 Boren Ave, Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Dr. Robert Lindsley is a psychologist by training whose career interests focus on program implementation, humanitarian emergencies, and organizational leadership. He is a former Managing Director of I-TECH, and currently oversees global staff health, wellbeing, and safeguarding for the International Rescue Committee.

Teaching and advisory interests: humanitarian emergencies, organizational leadership, program implementation, INGO careers, duty of care.

In his capacity as Managing Director, Dr. Lindsley provided management to I-TECH’s finance, operations, human resources, and legal teams, and, in collaboration with Dr. Downer, guided the overall strategy of the I-TECH Center.

Dr. Lindsley has technical expertise in organizational development, training, and cross-cultural research design and holds a doctorate in Human Development and Education from Harvard University. Prior to joining I-TECH, Dr. Lindsley held a variety of leadership positions within World Education, Inc., including Senior Asia Region Advisor and Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Dr. Lindsley continues his passion for developing leaders in international development through teaching, advising students, and serving on a variety of doctoral research committees.

  • EdD, Harvard University
  • EdM, Harvard University
  • BA, Tufts University
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Thai
Health Topics 
  • Education and Training
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Humanitarian Relief Logistics
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Operations Research
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • War, Conflict, and Peace Studies
  • Workforce
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Lindsley, R.B. (2011). Constructive Developmental Theory and Programming Across Cultures: An Examination of the Development and Experiences of Adult Burmese Participants in A High Quality Adaptive Capacity Development Program. Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard University. ProQuest Publication Number 3459743.

Fischer, K. & Lindsley, R. (2008). Theories of Cognitive Development. In T. Bidell (Ed.), The Chicago Companion to the Child. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Rappolt-Schlichtman, G., Willet, J., Ayoub, C. Lindsley, R., Hulette, A., and Fischer, K. (2009). Poverty, Relationship Conflict and the Regulation of Cortisol in Small and Large Group Contexts at Child Care. Mind, Brain, and Education. 3(3), pp. 131-142.