2014 entrants – Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize

2014 winner

Dr Benjamin Irving (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, PhD Biomedical Engineering and Medical Image Analysis, University College London)
Computer assisted detection of abnormal airway variation in CT scans related to paediatric tuberculosis, Medical Image Analysis Journal (Volume 14, Issue 7, 2014)

Dr Sandhya Sukumaran (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Aquatic Eco-genotoxicology, University of East Anglia)
Multigenerational demographic responses of sexual and asexual Artemia to chronic genotoxicity by a reference mutagen, Aquatic Toxicology Journal (Volume 144-145, 2013)

2014 entrants

Asma Afzal (2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds)
Stochastic Modeling of Cooperative Multi-Hop Strip Networks With Fixed Hop Boundaries, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (Volume 13, Issue 8, 2014)

Elvis Osamudiamen Agbonghae (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Process Engineering, University of Leeds)
Optimal Process Design of Commercial-scale Amine-based CO2 Capture Plants, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (Volume 53, Issue 38, 2014)

Dr Sajjad Ahmad (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Geology, University of Edinburgh)
Using larger benthic foraminifera for the paleogeographic reconstruction of Neo-Tethys during Paleogene, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (2014)

Bayes Ahmed (2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Urban Planning, University College London)
Landslide susceptibility mapping using multi-criteria evaluation techniques in Chittagong Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh, Landslides (2014)

Victor Adagi Alegana (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Kenya, PhD Geography (Remote Sensing), University of Southampton)
Modelling the incidence of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Afghanistan 2006-2009, PLOS ONE (Volume 9, Issue 7, 2014)

Dr Gloria Akosua Ansa (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, PhD Public Health, University of Leeds)
Delivering TB/HIV Services in Ghana: a comparative study of service delivery models, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Volume 108, Issue 9, 2014)

Dr Adnan Gull Balloch (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Finance, Durham University)
Stock Market Literacy, Trust and Participation, Review of Finance (2014)

Dr Shaheen Begum (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Environment, University of York)
A critical re-evaluation of the prediction of alkalinity and base cation chemistry from BGS sediment composition data, Science of The Total Environment (Volumes 482-483, 2014)

Dr Frederick Kibon Changwony (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Kenya, PhD Personal Financial Planning, University of Stirling)
Social engagement and stock market participation, Review of Finance (2014)

Vijay Chatterjee (2012 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Applied Physics, University of Bristol and Birla Institute of Technology)
Direct observation of electron emission from the grain boundaries of chemical vapour deposition diamond films by tunneling atomic force microscopy, Applied Physics Letters (Volume 104, Issue 171907, 2014)

Dr Lindelwa Ncedisa Dalamba (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, PhD Historical Musicology/Ethnomusicology, University of Cambridge)
Disempowering Music: the Amandla! Documentary and Other Conservative Musical Projects, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies (Volume 13, Issue 3-4, 2012)

Dr Anne Theresa Dance (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, PhD World Environmental History, University of Stirling)
Negotiating Public Space on Canada’s Parliament Hill: Security, Protests, Parliamentary Privilege, and Public Access, Journal of Canadian Studies (Volume 28, Issue 2, 2014)

Dr Maren Mallo Daniel (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Property Economics and Finance, Sheffield Hallam University)
Local and Community Driven Development approach in the provision of basic facilities in Jos, Nigeria, Cities (Volume 39, 2014)

Brendan James Doody (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from New Zealand, PhD Human Geography and Climate Change, Durham University)
Performing weeds: Gardening, plant agencies and urban plant conservation, Geoforum (Volume 56, 2014)

Meshack Oghenekaro Efeoma (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Architecture, University of Edinburgh)
Assessing Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Tropical African Offices Using the Adaptive Approach, Structural Survey: Journal of Building Pathology and Refurbishment (Volume 32, Issue 5, 2014)

Dr Oliver Okey Oji Enuoh (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD International Rural Development, University of Reading)
Biodiversity conservation and commercial bushmeat hunting challenges in African parks and protected areas: A critical review and synthesis of the literature, Research on Humanities and Social Sciences (Volume 4, Issue 15, 2014)

Divya Girishkumar (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Ethnicity, Exile, Identity, Cardiff University)
From Multi to Interculturalism? Domestic Violence faced by British South Asian Women, Human Welfare: An International Journal of Graduate Research (Volume 3, Issue 1, 2014)

P. S. Shivakumar Gouda (2012 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol and Visweswariah Technological University)
Improved fracture toughness in carbon fibre epoxy composite through novel pre-preg coating method using Epoxy Terminated Butadiene Nitrile rubber, Materials and Design-Elsevier (Volume 62, 2014)

Dr Raihan Habib (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Standardisation of Dhaka Cheese Making Technology, University of Reading)
Pressing technique and its effect on the quality of Dhaka cheese, International Journal of Dairy Technology (Volume 65, Issue 3, 2012)

Jason Kenroy Haynes (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, PhD Law: Human Trafficking in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Durham University)
The Emergence of a Doctrine of de jure horizontal stare decisis at the Caribbean Court of Justice: Fragmentation or Pluralism of International Law?, Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Volume 5, Issue 3, 2012)

Dr Wai Shin Ho (2013 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from Malaysia, PhD Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Imperial College London)
Design of Distributed Energy System through Electric System Cascade Analysis (ESCA), Applied Energy (Volume 99, 2012)

Mahbub Hossain (2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Agricultural Economics, University of Reading)
What implications does world food price rise have for food security in Bangladesh, International Journal of Food and Agriculture Economics (Volume 2, Issue 1, 2014)

Dr Md Shahidul Islam (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Biotechnology, University of Birmingham)
Translation of a minigene in the 5′ leader sequence of the enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli LEE1 transcription unit affects expression of the neighbouring downstream gene, Biochemical Journal (Volume 441, Issue 1, 2012)

Dr Mohammad Ismat Kadir (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Southampton)
OFDM-Aided Differential Space-Time Shift Keying Using Iterative Soft Multiple-Symbol Differential Sphere Decoding, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (Volume 63, Issue 8, 2014)

Dr Rahul Kala, (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Robotics-Cybernetics, University of Reading)
Rapidly-exploring Random Graphs: Motion Planning of Multiple Mobile Robots, Advanced Robotics (Volume 27, Issue 14, 2013)

Dr Bayezid Mahmud Khan (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Plant Science, University of Aberdeen)
A balanced polymorphism in biomass resource allocation controlled by phosphate in grasses screened through arsenate tolerance, Environmental and Experimental Botany (Volumes 96, Issues 43-51, 2013)

Alice Wanjira Kiai (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Kenya, PhD Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick)
‘I enjoy teaching by writing’: Experiences of Kenyan Secondary School English textbook authors, IARTEM: International Association for Research on Textbooks and Eductional Media (Volume 6, Issue 3, 2014)

Shaun Thomas Larcom (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, PhD Law (and Economics of Justice Systems in Traditional Tribal Cultures), University College London)
Problematic legal pluralism: causes and some potential ‘cures’, Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law (Volume 46, Issue 2, 2014)

Weiqiang Lin (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Singapore, PhD Air Transport Geographies, Royal Holloway, University of London)
The Politics of Flying: Aeromobile Frictions in a Mobile City, Journal of Transport Geography (Volume 38, 2014)

Sunduzwayo Madise (2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Malawi, MPhil Research Law, University of Warwick)
Payment Systems and Mobile Money in Malawi: Towards Financial Inclusion and Financial Integrity, Africa Nazarene University Law Journal (ANULJ) (Volume 2, Issue 4, 2014)

Dr Lembe Samukelo Magwaza (2011 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from South Africa, PhD Horticultural Science, Cranfield University and University of Stellenbosch)
Assessment of rind quality of ‘Nules Clementine’ mandarin during postharvest storage: 1. Vis/NIRS PCA models and relationship with canopy position, Scientia Horticulturae (Volume 165, 2014)

Dr Alexander Ansah Manu (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, PhD Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Evaluating the implementation of community volunteer assessment and referral of sick babies: lessons learned from the Ghana Newhints home visits cluster randomized controlled trial, Health Policy and Planning (Volume 29, Issue ii105-ii118, 2014)

Dr James Magnus Miller (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, PhD History, University of Cambridge)
Yes, Minister: Reassessing South Africa’s Intervention in the Angolan Civil War, 1975-1976, Journal of Cold War Studies (Volume 15, Issue, 2013)

Dr Masuma Pervin Mishu (2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Dentistry, University College London)
Relationship between Untreated Dental Caries and Weight and Height of 6- to 12-Year-Old Primary School Children in Bangladesh, International Journal of Dentistry (2013)

Dr Shandana Khan Mohmand (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, DPhil Development Studies, University of Sussex)
Losing the connection: party-voter linka in Pakistan, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics (Volume 52, Issue 1, 2014)

Siana Nkya Mtatiro (2013 Commonwealth Split-site scholar from Tanzania, PhD Human Genetics, King’s College London and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)
Genetic variants at HbF-modifier loci moderate anemia and leukocytosis in sickle cell disease in Tanzania, American Journal of Hematology (2015 )

Dr Gemini Joseph Mtei (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Tanzania, PhD Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Monitoring and evaluating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Tanzania, PLOS Medicine (Volume 11, Issue 9, 2014)

Steven Mudenda (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Materials Engineering, University of Leeds)
Rapid synthesis and electrical transition in p-type delafossite CuAlO2, Journal of Materials Chemistry C (Volume 2, Issue 43, 2014)

Dr Josphat Kyalo Mulwa (2006 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from Kenya, PhD Geothermal Geophysics, University of Leeds and Universty of Nairobi)
Tectonic structures across the East African Rift based on the source parameters of the 20 May 1990 M7.2 Sudan earthquake, Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards (Volume 73, Issue 2, 2014)

Adrian Dean Nembhard (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Jamaica, PhD Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machines, University of Manchester)
Development of a generic rotating machinery fault diagnosis approach insensitive to machine speed and support type, Journal of Sound and Vibration (Volume 337, 2015)

Bernard Nkuyubwatsi (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Rwanda, PhD Education (Open Education Resources and Technologies in Rwanda), University of Leicester)
Cultural Translation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), eLearning Papers (Issue 37, 2014)

Dr. Chima Ariel Onoka (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Economic Analysis of Health Insurance Coverage, London Shool of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Towards universal coverage: a policy analysis of the development of the National Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria, Health Policy and Planning (2014)

Dr Satya Deo Pandey (2010 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Mycobacterial Genetics and Transcriptional Profiling, Veterinary Laboratory Agency and University of Hyderabad)
Iron-Regulated Protein HupB of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Positively Regulates Siderophore Biosynthesis and Is Essential for Growth in Macrophages, Journal of Bacteriology (Volume 196, Issue 10, 2014)

Prem Chandra Pandey (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Remote Sensing and Technology, University of Leicester)
Mapping Tree Species in Coastal Portugal Using Statistically Segmented Principal Component Analysis and Other Methods, IEEE Sensors Journal (2014)

Dr Teale Nevada Phelps Bondaroff (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, PhD Sea Shephard Conservation Society, University of Cambridge)
Bridging Troubled Waters: History as Political Opportunity Structure, Journal of Civil Society (Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014)

Dr Steven Rayan (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, DPhil Differential Geometry, Mathematical Physics, University of Oxford)
Co-Higgs Bundles on P1, The New York Journal of Mathematics (NYJM) (Volume 19, 2013)

Dr Francesca Louise Short (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from New Zealand, PhD Biochemistry, University of Cambridge)
Selectivity and self-assembly in the control of a bacterial toxin by an antitoxic noncoding RNA pseudoknot, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Volume 110, Issue 3, 2013)

Dr Stephanie Jessica Silverman (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, DPhil Politics, University of Oxford)
Detaining Immigrants and Asylum Seekers: A Normative Introduction, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (Volume 15, Issue 5, 2014)

Dr Sadanand Dewaji Sontakke (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Biotechnology (Molecular Biology), University of Edinburgh)
Characterization of microRNAs differentially expressed during bovine follicle development, Reproduction (Volume 148, Issue 3, 2014)

Dr Prashant Kumar Srivastava (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Remote Sensing and GIS, University of Bristol)
Assessment of SMOS soil moisture retrieval parameters using tau–omega algorithms for soil moisture deficit estimation, Journal of Hydrology (Volume 519, 2014)

Dr Rakesh Kumar Tekade (2009 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire and Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar)
Designing Hybrid Onconase Nanocarriers for Mesothelioma Therapy: A Taguchi Orthogonal Array and Multivariate Component Driven Analysis, Molecular Pharmaceutics (Volume 11, Issue 10, 2014)

Dr. Boghuma Kabisen Titanji (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Cameroon, PhD Infectious Diseases, University College London)
Protease Inhibitors effectively block cell-to-cell spread of HIV-1 between T cells, Retrovirology (Volume 10, Issue 161, 2013)

Jessica Claire Walsh (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, PhD Conservation as a Strategy for Control of Invasive Species, Univesity of Cambrdge)
The Effect of Scientific Evidence on Conservation Practitioners’ Management Decisions, Conservation Biology (2014)

Dr Buhle Handsome Zuma (2011 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from South Africa, PhD Social Psychology, University of St Andrews and University of Cape Town)
Contact Theory and the concept of prejudice: Metaphysical and moral explorations and an epistemological question, Theory & Psychology (Volume 24, Issue 1, 2014)

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