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 Smith Ouma

Smith Ouma

Research student,


I am a third year PhD Researcher in the School of Law and Politics funded by the Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship for Research Excellence. My research interests are broadly in land law and health law. My particular focus is on urban land and spatial governance processes in Africa and how these processes influence urban health.

I collaborate with various Organisations including Katiba Institute and Slum Dwellers International on diverse projects relating to land and health rights.



Tort Law


Inclusive Urban Planning For Improved Health Outcomes In Informal Settlements

My PhD research focusses on community-generated platforms for public participation in spatial governance, particularly with regards to urban planning. It interrogates the discursive practices on participation within these spaces against the normative and theoretical prescriptions while assessing whether participation, as configured and practiced, can enable the inhabitants of the informal settlements realise improved health outcomes.

Funding source

Cardiff University Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship for Research Excellence


Ambreena Manji

Professor Ambreena Manji

Professor of Law

Professor John Harrington

Professor of Law