2018 ACU Fellowship Recipients Announced

2018 ACU Fellowship Recipients Announced

Published on 25 July 2018

Our ACU Fellowships are intended to support staff of member institutions, enabling them to travel overseas for short periods of research, collaboration and training.  Last year, we awarded 11 Fellowships and after a highly competitive application process, we are proud to announce this year’s cohort!

2018 recipients:

Dr Kwaku Appiah-Kubi from the University for Development Studies in Ghana is a recipient of the Oxford University Fellowship. Dr Appiah-Kubi’s work is focused on establishing a West African Centre for Cancer Research.

Atiqah Aziz from the University of Malaya in Malaysia has been awarded the Swansea University Fulton Fellowship. Her research at Swansea University in the UK will focus on the effect of Malaysian Traditional Medicine products on the treatment of Head & Neck Squamous Cells Carcinoma (HNSCC).

Dr Louis Jinot Belle from the Open University of Mauritius and Dr Purity Muthima from Kenyatta University in Kenya are recipients of the ACU-BNET Fellowships in Education. They will be travelling to Bayero University Kano in Nigeria.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Ho-Yu Cheng from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It will enable a visit to Edinburgh Napier University in the UK, for work relating to PTSD suffered by stroke victims and their carers.

The George Weston Limited Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Oluwatosin Ademola Ijabadeniyi from Durban University of Technology in South Africa. It will enable him to travel to University of Manitoba in Canada to undertake research into the use of natural antimicrobials to control food borne pathogens in fresh produce.

Dr Siti Salwa Binti Mohd Ishak from Universiti Sains Malaysia has been awarded the Jacky McAleer Memorial Fellowship. Her visit to University of Auckland in New Zealand will focus on Building Information Modelling (BIM) for engineering, building and construction programmes.

The Gordon and Jean Southam Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Rosemary Lysaght from Queen’s University in Canada. It will support her visit to the University of Sydney in Australia for collaborative research into the payment of incremental wages to workers with lower productive capacity.

Dr Fatihiya Massawe from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania has been awarded the Martha Farrell Memorial Fellowship. This fellowship supports the establishment of effective university policies to combat sexual harassment and gender-based violence.

Dr Oluwafemi Sarumi’s visit to the University of Manitoba as part of the University of Manitoba Fellowship will focus on big data for genomics. Dr Sarumi is from The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Dr Joong Hiong Sim from the University of Malaya in Malaysia has been awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Fellowship to travel to The Chinese University of Hong Kong for work focused on bioethics.

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Fellowship has been granted to Dr Md Abdus Sobhan from Northumbria University in the UK. Dr Sobhan will be visiting Dhaka University for work focused on the adoption of Integrated Reporting in Bangladesh.

Professor Stephanus Terblanche from North-West University in South Africa has been awarded the Wighton Fellowship in Engineering for a research visit to Dalhousie University in Canada, focused on the development of optimisation and machine learning models in order to improve rural health care delivery.

Participating in a short-term mobility experience, such as our Fellowship scheme, enables academics to gain international experience, develop their knowledge and benefit their home institutions.

Congratulations to all of our recipients. We hope that you benefit from your experiences and gain valuable, new insights into your field of study.

The Fellowship scheme will be running again in 2019 and applications will open in March.