Niroshan Ramachandran


Niroshan is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Social Sciences. He is currently undertaking his PhD project to examine how service providers are performing their anticipated roles within the restricted environment and to what extend both the service providers and refugees have been affected in the UK. He is engaging in his PhD under the supervision of Dr Zana Vathi.

Prior to his PhD, he completed an Erasmus Mundus masters degree programme within the consortium of five European universities (University of Lincoln, Aalborg University, University of Lisbon, University of Warsaw and University of Paris Ouest Nanterre la Defense in 2016. Further, Niroshan also obtained first class Bachelor of Social Work in 2012 at National Institute of Social Development, Sri Lanka.

Formerly, he was a consultant for the ‘New Dawn’ project implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Sri Lanka to assist return migration of Indian returnees (Sri Lankan refugees in India). Also, supported an assisted voluntary return and reintegration project implemented by International Organisation for Migration (IOM) – UN Migration Agency, Sri Lanka in the capacity of Project Coordinator. He was also a Programme Support Officer for ZOA International in Sri Lanka to assist internally displaced Tamil people in the war torn North and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.


  • Erasmus Mundus MA Advanced Development in Social Work, University of Lincoln, UK – 2014/16
  • Masters in Development Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka – 2013/14
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), National Institute of Social Development in Social Work, Sri Lanka – 2008/12