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Dr. Aisling O'Loghlen

Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Global Challenges

Department: Social Sciences

Aisling joined Northumbria University in 2018 as a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Global Challenges. Her research interests include the concern with the distinctive ways governance arrangements in a particular city inform displaced groups’ spatial distribution and experiences of vulnerability in cities of the Global South. Her academic research to date has focused on sub-Saharan Africa.

Before starting work in Northumbria, Aisling also worked as a project manager on research projects related to urban profiling of displaced populations in Afghanistan, in addition to working as a consultant for various humanitarian agencies.

The Urban Displaced 

Campus Address

Lipman 201
City Campus
Newcastle
NE1 8ST

0191 349 5081

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Urban Studies, Heriot-Watt University
  • Visiting Fellowship, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University
  • Masters of Planning, University of Manchester
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Management, Queens University of Belfast
  • B.A. (Hons) in Geography, University College Cork

Key Publications and Outputs

O’ Loghlen, A. and Bwami, N. (2018) (In Press), Refugees in Towns Case Studies Series – Dar e Salaam. Tufts University, Boston.

O’ Brien, S. and O’Loghlen, A. (2018) Impact of the Context Staff Development Project – Participants Application of Core Humanitarian Competencies. RedR UK, London.

O’ Loghlen, A. and McWilliams, C. (2017), “The nexus of urbanisation and displacement: the urban refugees of Dar es Salaam” International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 9 (1), 21 – 45.

O’ Loghlen, A. (2017), Review of ‘Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South  Africa’. Edited by Johanthan Crush, Abel Chikanda and Caroline Skinner, Journal of Refugee Studies, 30 (1), 137 – 139.

Tempra, O., Zeiske, F. and O’ Loghlen, A. (2008) Burao – First Steps Towards Strategic Urban Planning, UN HABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya

Tempra, O., Laze, A. and O’ Loghlen, A. (2008) Gardho – First Steps Towards Strategic Urban Planning, UN HABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya

Tempra, O., Laze, A. and O’ Loghlen, A. (2008) Garowe – First Steps Towards Strategic Urban Planning, UN HABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya

Tempra, O., Schafer, K., Bergmann, M. and O’ Loghlen, A. (2008) Sheikh – First Steps Towards Strategic Urban Planning, UN HABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya

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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Aisling's research interests include the topics of urbanisation in the Global South, forced migration, urban governance, informal settlements, urban planning and asset accumulation.

Sponsors and Collaborators

ESRC Scholarship for Masters in Planning (University of Manchester)

Full James Watt Scholarship for Ph.D. in Urban Studies (Heriot-Watt University)

Full external funding of Ph.D. fieldwork in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (The International Growth Centre)

Teaching

- Contemporary development challenges SO 7008

- Critical development thinking SO 7006

- Research management and practise in development SO 7005

 


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