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About the speaker

Aisling O’Loghlen holds a BA (Hons) in Geography from University College Cork, an MSc in Environmental Management from Queens University of Belfast and a Master of Planning from the University of Manchester.

Aisling is currently a second year PhD student of Urban Studies working under the supervision of Dr Gina Netto in the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University. Her doctoral research focuses on the coping mechanisms of both populations within the urban slum context.

Aisling is also an Independent Distance Learning tutor in Spatial Planning in the School of the Built Environment. Her research is supported by the James Watt Scholarship at Heriot-Watt University.

The title of her paper is: Displacement and urbanisation: assessing the levels of vulnerability of the refugee and urban slum populations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


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