Researcher biography

Philip Alesin is a PhD researcher at the School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS). Prior to joining POLSIS, he did an MSc in Global Security at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. For this programme, Philip was awarded a highly competitive Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, which was jointly funded by the University and the Department for International Development (DFID). He graduated with distinction in December 2015. Philip also holds bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Pontifical Urban University, Italy respectively. For his current doctoral programme, he won a prestigious Australian Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship awarded by The University of Queensland. In addition, he was one of nearly 25 PhD students selected across the University in 2017 as the inaugural set for the Global Change Scholars Program. Philip’s research straddles intrastate conflicts, forced migration, humanitarianism, migrant and refugee welfare, and climate change-conflict nexus. He is also interested in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. His PhD project is titled “How State Dysfunction Shapes Humanitarian Effectiveness in Complex Emergencies: Evidence from Northeast Nigeria”.

Philip’s principal advisor is Associate Professor Jacinta O’Hagan, while both Associate Professors Phil Orchard and Andrew Phillips serve as associate advisors.