Nicholas Maple - Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies
Nicholas is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His current work looks at urban displacement and mobility in sub-Saharan Africa. His PhD research focused on Southern Africa, looking at the relationship between refugee camps/settlements and urban displacement of refugees.
He is also the Academic Support Officer for the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies at the University of London. In addition, he is the module convener of the core module RPM020 - An introduction to refugee and forced migration studies, and supervises MA dissertations at the University of London and University of the Witwatersrand.
Nicholas has nearly two years’ experience working in the field as an advocate for organisations such as Asylum Access, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).