NIROSHAN RAMACHANDRAN

Dr NIROSHAN RAMACHANDRAN

    20212021

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    My research is primarily focused on social protection for asylum seekers and refugees in host countries. I have expertise in conducting qualitative, multiple-methods research (semi-structured interviews, participant observation and focus groups) and I have a comprehensive understanding of issues related to forced migration and practices in the UK. My doctoral thesis, ‘The Self and The System: Social Protection Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees Living in Glasgow’, makes a significant contribution to knowledge about perceptions of asylum seekers and refugees and their agency in a system that vulnerablises them. This multiple methods research project produced unique findings about how asylum seekers and refugees access and use support and negotiate the often-hostile system. While findings have implications for informing policy and practice, this research has contributed to migration and social protection literature by applying the concept of social protection and illustrates the significance and interconnectedness of various forms of social protection.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Sociology, PhD, Edge Hill University

    Sep 2017Sep 2020

    Award Date: 7 Apr 2021

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