Aisling O’Loghlen holds an MSc. in Environmental Management from Queens University of Belfast, a Masters of Planning from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D in Urban Studies from Heriot-Watt University. She has completed internships with the International Development division of the Scottish Government, a Visiting Fellowship at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and is currently lead researcher for Urban Refugees. She is also general executive committee member of the Emerging Scholars and Practitioners in Migration (ESPMI) Network. Her research focuses on developing resilience of urban refugee communities in slum settlements through asset accumulation, and she has worked in Kenya, Tanzania and Afghanistan.