2016 entrants – Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize

2016 winner

Olivia Kate Faull (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from New Zealand, DPhil Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford)
Conditioned respiratory threat in the subdivisions of the human periaqueductal gray, eLife (2016)

2016 entrants

Iddriss Ibn Abdul-Rahman (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Ghana, PhD Psychology- Animal Science, University of Ghana and University of Glasgow)
Sexing in Guinea Fowls (Numida meleagris), Poultry Science (Volume 94, Issue 2, 2015)

Abiodun Idowu Adanikin (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Social Statistics and Demography, University of Southampton)
Reshaping maternal services in Nigeria: any need for spiritual care?, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Volume 14, Issue 196, 2014)

Ayodeji Adeyinka Adeoye (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Biological Sciences, Plymouth University)
Supplementation of formulated diets for tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with selected exogenous enzymes: Overall performance and effects on intestinal histology and microbiota, Animal Feed Science and Technology (Volume 215, 2016)

Asma Afzal (Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds)
The Cognitive Internet of Things: A Unified Perspective, Mobile Networks and Applications (Volume 20, Issue 1, 2015)

Zohaib Akhtar (2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Control and Power, Imperial College London)
Primary Frequency Control Contribution From Smart Loads Using Reactive Compensation, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (Volume 6, Issue 5, 2015)

Isaac Akinwumi (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Civil Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria and University of the West of England)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cement Stabilisation of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Geotechnical Engineering

Zoi Christina Apostolidou (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Cyprus, PhD Counselling Psychology, Regent’s College)
Politicised notions of professional identity and psychosocial practice among practitioners working with asylum seekers and refugees, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling (Volume 43, Issue 4, 2015)

Preeti Arivaradarajan (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Microbiology, Madurai-Kamaraj University and University College London)
Identification of an antibacterial protein by functional screening of a human oral metagenomic library, FEMS Microbiology Letters (Volume 362, Issue 18, 2015)

Sameera Arshad (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Wildlife Management, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi and The Food and Environmental Research Agency)
Habitat Survey for Recognizing Bird Attractants Around Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, Pakistan, Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research (Volume 28, No. 3, 2015)

Mavis Asare (Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, PhD Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University)
Sedentary Behaviour and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis, Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour (Volume 3, Issue 6, 2015)

John Ele-Ojo Ataguba (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Cape Town)
Assessing equitable health financing for universal health coverage: a case study of South Africa, Applied Economics (2016)

Bolaji Benard Babtunde (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Coastal Pollution Monitoring, University of Port Harcourt and Lancaster University)
Human Health Impact of Natural and Artificial Radioactivity Levels in the Sediments and Fish of Bonny Estuary, Niger Delta, Nigeria, Challenges (Volume 6, Issue 2, 2015)

Tina Maria Francis Beale (Commonwealth Scholar from Jamaica, PhD Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading)
Real Estate Theory versus Practices: A case study of Valuation Practices of Jamaican Valuers, The Appraisal Journal (Spring 2015, 83(2), 2015, p.113-125)

Sabha Nomvula Besharati (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from South Africa, PhD Psychology, University of Cape Town and King’s College London)
Mentalizing the body: spatial and social cognition in anosognosia for hemiplegia, Brain: A Journal of Neurology (Volume 139, Issue 3, 2016)

Ravina Brizmohun (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Mauritius, PhD Environmental Engineering, University of Mauritius and University of Manchester)
Life cycle assessment of electricity generation in Mauritius, Journal of Cleaner Production (Volume 106, 2015)

Rajesh Chhabra (Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Molecular Biology, University of Liverpool)
Pathogenicity and tissue tropism of infectious bronchitis virus is associated with elevated apoptosis and innate immune responses, Virology (Volume 488, 2016)

Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury (Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Wetland Ecology, University of Cambridge)
Development and testing of a biotic index to assess the ecological quality of lakes in Bangladesh, Hydrobiologia: The International Journal of Aquatic Sciences (Volume 765, Issue 1, 2016)

Chinwe Uzoma Chukwudi (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Molecular Biology and Microbial Genetics, Royal Veterinary College)
Interaction of the Tetracyclines with Double-Stranded RNAs of Random Base Sequence: New Perspectives on the Target and Mechanism of Action, The Journal of Antibiotics (2016)

Anne Theresa Dance (Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, PhD World Environmental History, University of Stirling)
Dikes, Ducks, and Dams: Environmental Change and the Politics of Reclamation at Creston Flats, 1882-2014, BC Studies (No. 184, Winter 2015)

Michael Danquah (Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, PhD Sources of Economic Growth in Ghana, Swansea University)
What Drives National Efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa, Economic Modelling (Volume 44, Issue 1, 2015)

Sumon Das (Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Quality of Corporate Financial Reporting, Durham University)
Timeliness of corporate financial reporting: empirical evidence from listed companies in Bangladesh, International Journal of Accounting and Finance (Volume 5, No. 3, 2015)

Hannah Dawson (Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Geography, University of Oxford)
Patronage from below: political unrest in an informal settlement in South Africa, African Affairs (Volume 113, Issue 453, 2014)

Samuel Ita Eduok (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Environmental Diagnostics, Cranfield University)
Insights into the effect of mixed engineered nanoparticles on activated sludge performance, FEMS Microbiology Ecolog (Volume 91, Issue 7, 2015)

Benjamin David Fulcher (Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, DPhil Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford)
A transcriptional signature of hub connectivity in the mouse connectome, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (Volume 113, Issue 5, 2016)

Shishir Ghosh (Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Inorganic Chemistry, University College London)
Hydrogenase biomimetics: Fe2(CO)4(u-dppf)(u-pdt) (dppf=1,1’bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene) both a proton-reduction and hydrogen oxidation catalyst, Chemical Communications (Volume 50, Issue 8, 2014)

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

Preksha Gupta (Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Molecular Biology, Imperial College London)
Cohesin’s role in pluripotency and reprogramming, Cell Cycle (Volume 15, Issue 3, 2016)

Jason Kenroy Haynes (Commonwealth Scholar from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, PhD Law: Human Trafficking in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Durham University)
The Modern Slavery Act (2015): A Legislative Commentary, Statute Law Review (Volume 37, Issue 1, 2016)

Keerthy Hosadurga Kumar (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Organic Chemistry, Bangalore University and University of Cambridge)
Novel synthetic biscoumarins target tumor necrosis factor-alpha in hepatocellular carcinoma in-vitro and in-vivo, Journal of Biological Chemistry (Vol 289, No 46, 2014)

Dennis Ejikeme Igwe (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Philosophy, University of Calabar and University of Manchester)
Natural Right as ‘Nonsense Upon Stilts’: Assessing Bentham, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, (Volume 8, Issue 3, 2015)

Siasa Issa Mzenzi (Commonwealth Scholar from Tanzania, PhD Accounting, University of Southampton)
External auditing and accountability in the Tanzanian local government authorities, Managerial Auditing Journal (Volume 30, Issue 6/7, 2015)

Kodikara Gedara Lasanthi Renuka Jayathunge (Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka, PhD Food Science & Technology, Queen’s University Belfast)
Impact of long-term storage at ambient temperatures on the total quality and stability of high-pressure processed tomato juice, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies (Volume 32, 2015)

Mia Amour Jules (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Barbados, PhD Educational Psychology, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and University of Nottingham)
The Susceptibility to Online Peer Influence – Sexual Risk Scale: Preliminary Evidence of Validity, Caribbean Journal of Psychology (Volume 7, No. 1, 2015)

Mohammad Ismat Kadir (Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Southampton)
Unified MIMO-Multicarrier Designs: A Space-Time Shift Keying Approach, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (Volume 17, Issue 2, 2015)

Herman Kamper (Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, PhD Informatics: IOLLC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, University of Edinburgh)
Unsupervised word segmentation and lexicon discovery using acoustic word embeddings, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (Volume: 24, Issue: 4, Year: 2016)

Madeline Kavanagh (Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, PhD Chemistry, University of Cambridge)
Fragment-based approaches to the development of Mycobacterium tuberculosis CYP121 inhibitors, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2016)

Mary Kawonga (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Zambia, PhD Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Exploring the use of social network analysis to measure communication between disease programme and district managers at sub-national level in South Africa, Social Science and Medicine (Volume 135, 2015)

Steven William Kayuni (2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Malawi, DPhil Law, University of Sussex)
Failing witnesses in serious and organized crimes: Policy Perspectives for witness protective measures in Malawi, Commonwealth Law Bulletin (Volume 41, Issue 3, 2015)

Neha Khandelwal (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Plant Biotechnology, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune and Newcastle University)
Bio-physical evaluation and in vivo delivery of plant proteinase inhibitor immobilized on silica nanospheres, Colloid and Surfaces B: Bionterfaces (Volume 130, 2015)

Nathan Kibwami (Commonwealth Scholar from Uganda, PhD Civil Engineering (Project Management), University of Leeds)
Integrating clean development mechanism into the development approval process of buildings: A case of urban housing in Uganda, Habitat International (Volume 53, 2016)

Sudhir Kumar (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and University of Liverpool)
Breakdown of Bragg–Gray behaviour for low-density detectors under electronic disequilibrium conditions in small megavoltage photon fields, Physics in Medicine and Biology (Volume 60, Issue 20, 2015)

Weiqiang Lin (Commonwealth Scholar from Singapore, PhD Air Transport Geographies, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Re-Assembling (Aero)mobilities: Perspectives beyond the West, Mobilities (Volume 11, Issue 1, 2016)

Geoffrey Mainda (Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh)
Prevalence and patterns of antimicrobial resistance among Escherichia coli isolated from Zambian dairy cattle across different production systems, Scientific Reports (Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 12439, 2015)

Vimal Bharatbhai Maisuria (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Microbiology, Maharaja Sayajirao University and University of Hertfordshire)
Interference of Quorum Sensing by Delftia sp. VM4 Depends on the Activituy of a Novel N-Acylhomoserine Lactone-Acylase, PLoS ONE (2015)

Mandy Kelly Mason (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from South Africa, PhD Developmental Biology, University of Cape Town and National Institute for Medical Research)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Retinoic acid-independent expression of Meis2 during autopod patterning in the developing bat and mouse limb, EvoDevo (Volume 6, Issue 1, 2015)

Benhajj Shaaban Masoud (Commonwealth Scholar from Tanzania, PhD Law, Nottingham Trent University)
Implications of ‘BITS’ for Cross-Border Insolvency Regulation in Sub-Saharan Africa, African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Volume 24, Issue 1, 2016)

Akusa Patrice Mawa (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Uganda, PhD Immunology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
The impact of maternal infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis on the infant response to bacille Calmette-Guérin immunisation, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B Biological Sciences (Volume 370, Issue 1671, 2015)

Doluweera Sachith Gopeetha Mettananda (Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka, PhD Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford)
α-Globin as a molecular target in the treatment of β-thalassemia, Blood (Volume 125, Issue 24, 2015)

James Magnus Miller (Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, PhD History, University of Cambridge)
Africanising Apartheid: Identity, Ideology, and State-Building in Post-Independence Africa, Journal of African History (Volume 56, Issue 3, 2015)

Aidan Mosselson (Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, PhD Development Studies and Human Geography, University College London)
Joburg has its own momentum: towards a vernacular theorisation of urban change, Urban Studies (2016)

Sajid Muhammad (Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Mineralogy & Petrology, University of Exeter)
Petrographic features as an effective indicator for the variation in strength of granites, Engineering Geology (Volume 202, 2016)

Josphat Kyalo Mulwa (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Kenya, PhD Geothermal Geophysics, University of Nairobi and University of Leeds)
The seismicity in Kenya (East Africa) for the period 1906-2010: A review, Journal of African Earth Sciences (Volume 89, 2014)

Ana Ineyda Luisa Namburete (Commonwealth Scholar from Mozambique, DPhil Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford)
Learning-based prediction of gestational age from ultrasound images of the fetal brain, Medical Image Analysis (Volume 21, Issue 1, 2015)

Sunil K Narayan (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Neuropharmacology and Pharmacogenomics of Stroke, Pondicherry University and Newcastle University)
Elevated plasma homocysteine is associated with increase brain atrophy rates in older subjects with mild hypertension, Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders (Volume 31, Issue 5, 2011)

Enesia Chaponda Ngulube (Commowealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Parasitology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
High burden of malaria infection in pregnant women in a rural district of Zambia: a cross-sectional study, Malaria Journal (Volume 14, Issue 380, 2015)

Hilda Chinyama Nyambe (Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Food Science, University of Leeds)
Inhibition of Human α-Amylase by Dietary Polyphenols, Journal of Functional Foods (Volume 19, Part A, 2015)

Patrick Kwaku Ofori (Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, PhD Sport Studies, University of Stirling)
An Exploratory Investigation of  Superstitious Behaviours, Coping, Control Strategies, and Personal Control in Ghanaian and British  Student-Athletes, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (February 2016)

Chike Fidelis Oguejiofor (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College)
Global Transcriptomic Profiling of Bovine Endometrial Immune Response In Vitro. II. Effect of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus on the Endometrial Response to Lipopolysaccharide, Biology of Reproduction (Volume 93, Issue 4, 2015)

Oriyomi Modupe Okeyinka (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Civil Engineering, University of Wolverhampton)
Assessment of the Suitability of Paper Waste as an Engineering Material, Engineering Technology & Applied Science Research (ETASR) (Volume 4, No.6, 2014)

Olajide Ibukun-Olu Olusola (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Environmental Sustainability Systems, Sheffield Hallam University)
Growth and characterisation of n- and p-type ZnTe thin films for applications in electronic devices, Journal of Current Applied Physics (Volume 16, Issue 2, 2016)

Anthony NwaJesus Onyekuru (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Resource and Environmental Economics, University of York)
Assessing the economic impact of climate change on forest resource use in Nigeria: A Ricardian approach, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (Volume 220, 2016)

Funmilayo Nihinlola Osuolale (Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Advanced Materials (Chemical Engineering), Newcastle University)
Energy Efficiency Optimisation for Distillation Column Using Artificial Neural Network models, Energy (Volume 106, 2016)

Anwar Azad Palakkan (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Tissue Engineering, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology and University of Edinburgh)
Evaluation of Polypropylene Hollow-Fiber Prototype Bioreactor for Bioartificial Liver, Tissue Engineering: Part A (Volume 19, Issue 9-10, 2013)

Prem Chandra Pandey (Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Remote Sensing and Technology, University of Leicester)
Modelling spatial variation of fluoride pollutant using geo-spatial approach in the surrounding environment of an aluminium industries, Environmental Earth Sciences (Volume 74, Issue 12, 2015)

Satya Deo Pandey (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Mycobacterial Genetics and Transcriptional Profiling, Veterinary Laboratories Agency and University of Hyderabad)
Transcriptional regulation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis hupB gene expression, Microbiology (Volume 160, Issue 8, 2014)

Steven Rayan (Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, DPhil Differential geometry, mathematical physics, University of Oxford)
Constructing Co-Higgs Bundles on CP2, Quarterly Journal of Mathematics (Volume 65, Issue 4, 2014)

Siya Paul Rimoy (Commonwealth Scholar from Tanzania, PhD Environmental Soil Mechanics, Imperial College London)
Field and model investigations into the influence of age on axial capacity of displacement piles in silica sands, Géotechnique (Volume 65, Issue 7, July 2015)

Swapan Kumar Sarker (Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Mangrove Ecology and Conservation, University of Glasgow)
Are we failing to protect threatened mangroves in the Sundarbans world heritage ecosystem?, Scientific Reports (Volume 6, Article number 21234, 2016)

Reshman S Sebastian Cherian (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD Nanotoxicology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology and University of Brighton)
Nano-biointeractions of PEGylated and bare reduced graphene oxide on lung alveolar epithelial cells: A comparative vitro study, Colloids and Surfaces B: Bionterfaces (Volume 140, 2016)

Syed Imran A Shah (Commonwealth Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Clinical Medicine Research, Imperial College London
Novel computed tomography-based metric reliably estimates bone strength, offering potentially meaningful enhancement in clinical fracture risk prediction, European Journal of Medicine (Volume 10, Issue 4, 2015)

Prashant Kumar Srivastava (Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Remote Sensing and GIS, University of Bristol)
WRF Dynamical Downscaling and Bias Correction Schemes for NCEP Estimated Hydro-Meteorological Variables, Water Resource Management (Volume 29, Issue 7, 2015)

Vasanthavel Subramaniyan (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from India, PhD In-situ Synthesis, Fabrication and Characterization of Bioactive ZrO2, Pondicherry University and University of Manchester)
Development of Ageing Resistant and Bioactive t-ZrO2 Polymorph by the Combined Additions of Ca2+, PO43- and SiO2, Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2016)

Rebecca Jane Sutton (Commonwealth Scholar from New Zealand, DPhil Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford)
Bandgap-Tunable Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites with High Thermal Stability for Efficient Solar Cells, Advanced Energy Materials (2016)

Christine Nafuna Wanjala (Commonwealth Scholar from Kenya, PhD Education, University of Sussex)
Strategic Planning in Schools in Kenya: Possibilities and Challenges, International Studies in Education Administration (Council for Educational Administration & Management – CCEAM) (Volume 42, Issue1, 2014)

Megan Clare Webber (Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, PhD History, University of Hertfordshire)
Honest and Useful?: The Post-Institutional Lives of Refuge for the Destitute Beneficiaries, Journal of Social History (Vol. 48, no. 4, 2015)

Norhasliza N Yusof (Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar from Malaysia, PhD Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Malaya and Keele University)
Evolution and fate of very massive stars, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (Volume 433, Issue 2, 2013)

Mimi Zou (Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, DPhil A comparative study of gender equity laws, University of Oxford)
The Legal Construction of Hyper-Dependence and Hyper-Precarity in Migrant Work Relations, The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations (IJCL) (Volume 31, Issue 2, 2015)

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