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Dr Ruby Asmah

Award enables Commonwealth Scholar to increase sustainable aquaculture production

Dr Ruby Asmah is a 2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, who studied for a PhD in Aquaculture. Ruby was awarded the Leverhulme Royal Society Africa Award for her project ‘Planning for Improved and Sustainable Cage Aquaculture in Lake Volta, Ghana’. The three-year project was initiated in 2012 in tandem with the University of Stirling Institute […]

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Transforming workplace conditions in South Africa‘s mining sector

Transforming workplace conditions in South Africa‘s mining sector

Dr Timothy Sizwe Phakathi is the Deputy Head of Safety and Sustainable Development at the Chamber of Mines and Employer Convenor of the Culture Transformation Advisory Committee (CTAC), at the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) of South Africa. Through his professional and research work, he has been committed to improving labour and safety conditions […]

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Tracing alumni from Singapore – can you help?

More than 30,000 Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships have been awarded since the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan was set up in 1959. As the CSC’s alumni association began in 2000, we are still trying to locate and invite a number of untraced alumni – particularly Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows from the early years. Only registered […]

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Joseph Aturkunda

Professional Fellow pioneers new mental health support services

Joseph Atukunda is a 2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Uganda who undertook his fellowship in Public Health, Economic Growth, and Education at the East London NHS Foundation Trust. His fellowship specifically allowed him to observe practices, peer support, and recovery services in the UK mental health sector. The Lancaster-based Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental […]

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Hari Parkash

Commonwealth Fellow’s career advances dental surgery and research techniques

Dr Hari Parkash is a 1974 Commonwealth Fellow from India who has built a career in dentistry that has spanned four decades based on the many innovative techniques he learnt during his Commonwealth Fellowship. His time in the UK increased Hari’s knowledge of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, the treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the head, […]

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Nicholas Neufeld

Commonwealth Scholar draws attention to global health issues

Nicholas Neufeld is a 2007 Commonwealth Scholar who studied for his MSc in Clinical Neuroscience at University College London. He has written a research letter, ‘Debates in Medicine: Global Representation in Medical Discourse’, that was recently published in The Lancet. Nicholas and his co-authors realised that research appears disproportionately geared to diseases that affect developed […]

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