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Ben Lampert

Open University Team - UK

Ben Lampert is a Lecturer in International Development at The Open University (OU), UK. He has a background in human geography and his research focuses on the role of migrants and diaspora groups in processes of change in their countries of residence and origin. Ben has explored this issue primarily in African contexts and has held a particular research interest in Nigeria since teaching at a university there in 2000. His PhD research analysed the role of London-based Nigerian diaspora organisations in development in Nigeria and he has since worked on a 2-year ESRC-funded project on the social, political and economic impacts of Chinese migration to Ghana and Nigeria. For more information about Ben’s research and publications, please visit his OU profile page.