Oxford and Midlands

Regional Network Coordinators

Sydney Yee (Oxford)

Sydney is a PhD Commonwealth Scholar from Canada currently completing a DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford. She completed her BSc Honours at the University of Calgary, Canada where she was President of the Neuroscience Students’ Association and undergraduate representative for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Education Committee. She was one of two recipients of the fully-funded Oxford Summer Research Rebecca Hotchkiss International Scholar Exchange award. She also received Academic All-Canadian status for high academic achievement whilst representing the university for varsity field hockey.

Her main research interest concerns the relationship between astrocytes and neurodegenerative disease. Currently, her DPhil focuses on how astrocyte dysfunction associates with inflammatory demyelinating disease burden in multiple sclerosis.

At the University of Oxford, Sydney is highly involved in the community, participating in college rowing, leading barrier-free sports sessions for people with disabilities, and teaching undergraduates.


Prachi Gautam (Midlands)

Prachi is a 2019 Shared Scholar from Bangladesh, studying for an MSc IT Security at Nottingham Trent University. She is a software engineer and has work experience with multinational companies, in parallel to working with non-governmental organisations for societal causes in India.




Your network

Join the Midlands and Oxford Regional Network Facebook group to find out about upcoming events, to get in touch with your regional network coordinator and other network members.

If the name used on your Facebook account differs from that on your award documents, please contact engage@cscuk.org.uk with your CSC Scholar reference and your name as it appears on Facebook so that your request to join the group can be authorised.

University Representatives

If you are interested in becoming a University Representative and assisting in building a strong network of Scholars and Fellows, please email Sydney at sydney.yee@keble.ox.ac.uk and Prachi at gautam.prachi@gmail.com for more information.

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