Dr Leander Kandilige obtained his DPhil. (PhD.), MSt., PGCert., MA and BA qualifications from the University of Oxford, the University of Southampton and the University of Ghana respectively. He is a Senior Lecturer, Course Coordinator and Examinations Officer at the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana.
His areas of academic research interest include: Global South-North migratory movements and their effects on policy formulation; migration-development nexus and implications for developing countries; migration and population dynamics; migration, globalisation and development; labour migrations in Africa and theories of migration. He has been Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator and Researcher for several projects that have been financed by diverse international funders, including the ‘Aligning Migration Management and Migration-Development Nexus’ (MIGNEX), a five-year EU-funded project and ‘Migration for Development and Equality’ (MIDEQ), a five-year GCRF/UKRI-funded project.