UCL Urban Laboratory



Find out more about the Principal Investigator, lead collaborators, postdoctoral research assistants, PhD students, and others involved in Making Africa Urban.
Prof Jennifer Robinson presenting at Urban Lab conference 'At the frontiers of the urban', November 2019

Prof Jennifer Robinson

Principal investigator (University College London)

Prof Philip Harrison presenting at Urban Lab conference 'At the frontiers of the urban', November 2019

Prof Philip Harrison

Lead collaborator (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

Sylvia Croese

Dr Sylvia Croese

Postdoctoral Researcher (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

Dr Evance Mwathunga during Parallel Session B1. Urban Studies – Starting in Africa: Land and Urban Conflict at UCL Urban Laboratory conference 'At the Frontiers of the Urban' in November 2019

Dr Evance Mwathunga

Lead collaborator (Chancellor College, University of Malawi)


Prof George Owusu

Lead collaborator (University of Ghana Legon, Accra)

Wilbard Kombe, At the Frontiers of the Urban

Prof Wilbard Kombe

Advisory Panel and Consultant (Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam)

yohei miya

Dr Yohei Miyauchi

Researcher Japan/JICA engagement in urban Africa (Rikkyo University, Tokyo)

Miriam G Shirima

Mariam Shirima

PhD Student (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

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Dr Romain Dittgen

Researcher, sovereign circuits and Chinese influence. (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

francis dakyaga

Francis Dakyaga

Researcher (Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam/TU-Dortumund,Germany)

kofi amedzro

Kofi Kekeli Amedzro

Researcher (University of Ghana, Accra)

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Matthew Lane

Postdoctoral Researcher (University College London)

Lisa Njanji

Lisa Njanji

Researcher (University of Malawi, Zomba)


Wilfred Jana

PhD Student (University College London)


Dr Rosina Sheburah Essien

Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Ghana Legon, Accra)


Issah Musah Aziba

Research Assistant (University of Ghana Legon, Accra)


Kimaro Amedeus

Research Assistant (Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam)

Research Assistant (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Sabatho Nyamsenda

Research Associate (University of Dar es Salaam)