Dr Nicholas Maple is a Lecturer at the Refugee Law Initiative. As part of this role, he is the Module Convenor for the core module, ‘An Introduction to Refugee and Forced Migration Studies’ on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. Prior to taking on this position, he completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, where he worked on several continental and international research projects. He currently supervises MA dissertations at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and ACMS, University of the Witwatersrand.  

Nicholas is an Assistant Editor at the Refugee Survey Quarterly journal, published by Oxford University Press. He completed his Ph.D., entitled ‘How States Manage the Reception of Refugees: A Case Study of South Africa and Zambia’ in 2021 at the RLI. Previously he has worked as a legal advocate for organisations such as Asylum Access, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and the Human Rights Commission in Peru.

Publications/recent projects

  • Hovil, L and Maple, N, Local Integration: A Durable Solution In Need Of Restoration? Refugee Survey Quarterly, 2022.
  • Vearey, J, Gruchy, T and Maple, N, Global health (security), immigration governance and Covid-19 in South(ern) Africa: an evolving res​earch agenda. Journal of Migration and Health, 2021.
  • Maple, N, Reardon-Smith, S and Black, R, Immobility and the Containment of Solutions: Reflections on the Global Compacts, Mixed Migration and the Transformation of Protection, Interventions, 2021.