Shadrach Dare

Shadrach Dare

Meshack Efeoma

Meshack Efeoma

Regional Network Coordinators


Meshack is a Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, studying for a PhD at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), University of Edinburgh. His research interest is thermal comfort in office buildings for tropical countries.

Prior to his Scholarship, Meshack was a postgraduate researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Before going to Japan in April 2010, he was working at Abia State University in Nigeria, where he also completed his BSc (with first class honours) and MSc (with distinction) degrees in architecture.


Shadrach is the joint Coordinator for Scotland and is currently completing a PhD in Public Health at the University of Glasgow. Shadrach was previously a 2012 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, completing a Masters in Public Health at the University of Glasgow

Your network

Join the Scotland Regional Network Facebook group to find out about upcoming events, and to get in touch with Meshack, Shadrach and other network members.

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

Event ideas:

  • Regional welcome for Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows in Scotland – an annual event to give Scholars and Fellows the opportunity to get to know each other and welcome new Scholars and Fellows in the region.
  • Send-off event for Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows – an annual event held every July.
  • Visits to heritage sites and other places of interest
  • Dinner get-together events to be held at different locations within the region

University Representatives

Glasgow Caledonian University   

Clare Tricia Acan –

Heriot-Watt University    

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Barnes –

Queen Margaret University     

Oluwatosin Adeyemo –

University of Aberdeen               

Ijeoma Oluchukwu Okeke –

University of Dundee   

Sharmistha Chowdhury –

University of Edinburgh   

Mary Moyosere Taiwo –

University of Glasgow

Muhammad Yar Khan –

University of Stirling  

Lucy Afeafa Ry-Kottoh –

University of Strathclyde    

Diljeet Madhani –

University of the West of Scotland        

Emmanuel Acquah Sawyerr –


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