Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom

Transforming workplace conditions in South Africa‘s mining sector

Transforming workplace conditions in South Africa‘s mining sector

14 June 2014

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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Evaluation profile: Rizwanul Islam

09 June 2014

Before his retirement in 2009, Dr Rizwanul Islam was Special Advisor for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), based in Geneva, Switzerland. He completed a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1976. Throughout his career, Rizwan had many different roles including Associate Professor at the University of Dhaka […]

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Tracing alumni from Singapore – can you help?

09 June 2014

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

31 May 2014

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

31 May 2014

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

31 May 2014

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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