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Dr Aisling O'Loghlen

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


  • Urban Studies PhD June 22 2017
  • Urban and Regional Planning MA September 18 2011
  • Environmental Studies/Science MSc September 14 2008
  • Geography BA (Hons) June 10 2007
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy AFHEA 2019

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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Forced displacement, urbanisation, sub-Saharan Africa, the Right to the City, health volunteering


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