2012 Winner

Dr Kabelo Senyatso (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Botswana, PhD Conservation Ecology, University of East Anglia).
Assessing range-wide conservation status change in an unmonitored widespread African bird speciesDiversity and Distributions – A Journal of Conservation Biogeography (Volume 19, Issue 2, 2013)

2012 Entrants

Terhemen Aboiyar (2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Numerical Partial Differential Equations, University of Leicester)
Adaptive ader methods using kernel-based polyharmonic spline weno reconstruction, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Volume 32, No 6, 2010)

Olalekan Adekola (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Geography, University of Leeds)
The Niger Delta wetlands: threats to ecosystem services, their importance to dependent communities and possible management measures, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management (Volume 7, Issue 1, 2011)

Dr Pakhee Aggarwa (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Oncology, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital)
Ovarian tumours in pregnancy: a literature review, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (Volume 155, Issue 2, 2011)

Mosabber Ahmed (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Communications and Signal Processing, Imperial College London)
Multivariate multiscale entropy: A tool for complexity analysis of multichannel data, Physical Review – American Physical Society (Volume 84, Issue 6, 2011)

MD S Wazed Ali (2008 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Medical Textiles, Indian Institute of Technology and University of Bolton)
Synthesis and characterization of chitosan and silver loaded chitosan nanoparticles for bioactive polyester, Carbohydrate Polymers (Volume 83, Issue 2, 2011)

Mohammad Anam (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, University College London)
Throughput scaling of convolution for euro-tolerant multimedia application, Transaction on Multimedia (Volume 14, No 3, 2012)

Stanley Aniagu (2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Molecular Pathobiology, University of Birmingham)
Changes in gene expression and assessment of DNA methylation in primary human hepatocytes and HepG2 cells exposed to the environmental contaminants-Hexabromocyclododecane and 17-B oestradiol, Toxicology (Volume 256, Issue 3, 2009)

Tulika Arora (2008 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Animal Biochemistry, National Dairy Research Institute and Imperial College London)
Differential effects of two fermentable carbohydrates on central appetite regulation and body composition, PLOS ONE (Volume 7, Issue 8)

Dr John Ataguba (2010 Commonwealth Split-site from Nigeria, PhD Economics, University of Cape Town and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
The Impact of health insurance on healthcare utilisation and out-of-pocket payments in South Africa, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Issues and Practice (Volume 37, Issue 4, 2012)

Samuel Atintono (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, PhD Linguistics, University of Manchester)
Basic and extended uses of posture verbs in Gurenɛ, CogniTextes (Volume 7, 2012)

Isaac Ayensu (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences – Drug Delivery and Formulation, University of Greenwich)
In vitro characterisation of chitosan based xerogels for potential buccal delivery of proteins, Carbohydrate Polymers (Volume 89, Issue 3, 2012)

Parisa Bastani (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, PhD Automative Engineering and Economics, University of Cambridge)
The effects of uncertainty on US transport-related GHG emissions and fuel consumption out to 2050, Transportation Research Part A Policy and Practice (Volume 46, Issue 3,  2012)

Dr Sanusi Bello (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London)
Catenin-dependent cadherin function drives divisional segregation of spinal motor neurons, The Journal of Neuroscience (Volume 32 , Issue 2, 2012)

Marisa Coetzee (2012 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from South Africa, PhD Development Economics, University of Stellenbosch and University of Oxford)
Finding the benefits: estimating the impact of the South African Child Support Grant, The South African Journal of Economics (published online June 2013)

Sarah Collins (2007 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from Australia, PhD Musicology, University of Queensland and King’s College London)
Practices of aesthetic self-cultivation: British composer-critics of the “doomed generation”, Journal of the Royal Musical Association (Volume 138, Issue 1, 2013)

Dr Hayley Crawford (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Immunology of HIV Infection, University of Oxford)
Evolution of HLA-B*5703 HIV-1 escape mutations in HLA-B* 5703- positive individuals and their transmission recipients, Journal of Experimental Medicine (Volume 206, Issue 4, 2009)

Annie Devenish (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Private Sector Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change Impact in food systems, University of Oxford)
Performing the political self: a study of identity making and self representation in the autobiographies of India’s first generation of parliamentary women, Women’s History Review (Volume 22, No 2, 2013)

Nneoyi Egbe (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Medical Physics, University of Aberdeen)
A simple phantom study of the effects of dose reduction (by kVp increment) below current dose levels on CR chest image quality, Radiography – International Journal of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy (Volume 16, Issue 4, 2010)

Dr Nadine Ezard (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, PhD Substance use among refugee populations, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Risky alcohol use among reproductive-age men, not women, in Mae La refugee camp, Thailand 2009, Conflict and Health (Volume 6, Issue 7, 2012)

Manish Gaur (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Computer Science, University of Sussex)
Counting the cost in the Picalculus, Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (Volume 229, Issue 3, 2009)

Caroline Gitonga (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Public Health and Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Plasmodium infection, anaemia and mosquito net use among school children across different settings in Kenya, Tropical Medicine and International Health (Volume 17, No 7, 2012)

Dr Amrita Hari (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, DPhil Middle class mobilities: class, gender, transnational market in Canada, University of Oxford)
Foot in the door or double-edged sword: the construction of Indian hi-tech immigrants in Canada’s Technology Triangle, Journal of South Asian Diaspora (online 2012)

Andre Haughton (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Jamaica, PhD Economics, University of Essex)
Interest rate volatility, asymmetric interest rate pass through and the monetary transmission mechanism in the Caribbean compared to USA and Asia, Economic Modelling (Volume 29, Issue 6, 2012)

Salome Ireri (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Paediatric Dentistry, University of Manchester)
A qualitative and quantitative study of medical leadership and management: experiences, competencies, and development needs of doctor managers in the United Kingdom, Journal of Management and Marketing in Healthcare (Volume 29, Issue 6, 2012)

Dr Md Shahidul Islam (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Biotechnology, University of Birmingham)
Organization of the LEE1 operon regulatory of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and activation by GrlA, Molecular Microbiology (Volume 79, No 2, 2010)

Dr Gururaj Joshi (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Supramolecular Chemistry, University of Bristol)
New H-bonding patterns in biphenyl-based synthetic lectins; pyrrolediamine bridges enhance glucose-selectivity, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (Volume 10, Issue 13, 2012)

Rahul Kala (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Systems Engineering, University of Reading)
Multi-robot path planning using co-evolutionary genetic programming, Expert Systems with Applications (Volume 39, Issue 3, 2012)

Sairajan Kolasseri Kuttappan (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Aerospace Engineering, University of Southampton)
Robustness of system equivalent reduction expansion process on spacecraft structure model validation, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal (Volume 50, No 11, 2012)

Akeem Lawal (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Bioscience, University of Strathclyde)
Phospholipase C Mediates cadmium-dependent apoptosis in HEK 293 Cells, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (Volume 110, Issue 6, 2012)

Adam Lewandowski (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, DPhil Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford)
Arteriosclerosis thrombosis, and vascular biology, Journal of the American Heart Association (Volume 56, Issue 2, 2011)

Weiqiang Lin (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Singapore, PhD Air Transport Geographies, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Wasting time? The differentiation of travel time in urban transport, Environment and Planning A (Volume 44, Issue 10, 2012)

Emma Link (2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, DPhil Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford)
SLCO1B1 variants and statin-induced myopathy- a genomewide study, The New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 359, Issue 8, 2008)

Edwinus Lyaya (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Tanzania, PhD Archaeology (Archaeometallurgy), University College London)
Bio-archaeometallurgy, technology, and spatial organisation of ironworking at Mjimwema, Njombe Tanzania, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology (Volume 21, 2012)

Seema Maheshwari (2009 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Chemistry, MDS University and University of Southampton)
Structural diversity in supramolecular complexes of MCI3 (m=As, Sb, Bi) with constrained Thio-and Seleno- Ether Ligand, Inorganic Chemistry (Volume 49, Issue 19, 2010)

Vimal Maisuria (2009 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Microbiology, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and University of Hertfordshire)
Biochemical properties and thermal behaviour of pectate lyase produced by Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum BR1 with industrial potentials, Biochemical Engineering Journal (Volume 63, 2012)

Ernest Marwa (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from Tanzania, PhD Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Aberdeen)
Accessory minerals and potentially toxic elements in Tanzanian vermiculites with respect to agricultural applications, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (Volume 42, No 10, 2011)

Natasa Mavronicola (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Cyprus, PhD The boundaries of human rights, University of Cambridge)
What is an ‘absolute right’? Deciphering absoluteness in the context of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Human Rights Law Review (Volume 12, Issue 4, 2012)

Charles Melynk (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, PhD MicroRNAs as regulators of leaf form and development, University of Cambridge)
Small silencing RNAs in plants are mobile and direct epigenetic modification in recipient cells, Science (Volume 328, No 5980, 2010)

Jennifer Miller (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, PhD Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge)
Engineering an Ultra-Thermostable β1-Adrenoceptor, Journal of Molecular Biology (Volume 413, Issue 3, 2011)

Josphat Mulwa (2006 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from Kenya, PhD Geothermal Geophysics, University of Nairobi and University of Leeds)
Heat source mapping and evaluation of geothermal resource potential in Lake Bogoria basin, Kenya, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Houston 2009 International Exposition and Annual Meeting (SEG Annual Meeting October 2009 – proceedings)

Bruce Mwiya (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Entrepreneurship, University of Wolverhampton)
Trends of patent and utility model activities in Asia and Africa: a comparison of regional innovation, FDI and economic activity, The World Intellectual Property Organization Journal (Volume 3, Issue 2, 2012)

Dr Gordon Nanau (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from the Solomon Islands, PhD Globalisation, Ethnicity & Governance, University of East Anglia)
The Wantok System as a socio-economic and political network in Melanesia, The Journal of Multicultural Society (Volume 2, No 1, 2011)

Dr Elizabeth New (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, PhD Emissive metal complexes as cellular probes, Durham University)
Definition of the uptake mechanism and sub-cellular localisation profile of emissive lanthanide complexes as cellular optical probes, Chemical Science, The Royal Society of Chemistry (Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010)

Lami Nnamonu (2008 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Benue State Nigeria and Durham University)
Alginate reinforced Chitosan and Starch Beads in slow release formulation of Imazaquin Herbicide – preparation and characterization, Materials Sciences and Applications (Volume 3, No 8, 2012)

Dr Geeta Oberoi (2008 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Law-Judicial Education, University of Delhi and University of Warwick)
Globalisation of the judicial education discourse, Commonwealth Law Bulletin (Volume 38, No 3, 2012)

Joshua Onono (2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Kenya, PhD Animal Health Economics, Royal Veterinary College)
Productivity in different cattle production systems in Kenya, Tropical Animal Health Production (Volume 45, Issue 2, 2012)

Dr Patience Orukpe (2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London)
Towards a less conservative model predictive control based on mixed ℋ2/ℋ ∞ Control approach, Journal of Control (Volume 84, Issue 5, 2011)

Kome Otokunefor (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Molecular Microbiology, University of Manchester)
Molecular characterization and Panton-Valentine Leucocidin typing of community-acquired Methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates, Journal of Clinical Microbiology  (Volume 50, Issue 9, 2012)

Maureen Owor (2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Uganda, PhD Human Rights Law, University of Bristol)
Creating an independent traditional court: a study of Jopadhola Clan courts in Uganda, Journal of African Law (Volume 56, Issue 2, 2012)

Dalmas Oyungi (2009 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from Kenya, PhD Conservation Biology, University of Nairobi and Bournemouth University)
Temperature-dependent feeding interactions between two invasive fishes competing through interference and exploitation, Review in Fish Biology and Fisheries (Volume 22, Issue 2, 2011)

Dr Shanmugam Palaniyandi (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Biomethenation for Power Generation, University of Leeds)
Optimising the biogas production from leather fleshing waste by co-digestion with MSW, Bioresource Technology (Volume 100, Issue 18, 2009)

Manikku Palliyeguru (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka, PhD Poultry Nutrition and related Biotechnology, Harper Adams University College)
Effect of trypsin inhibitor activity in soya bean on growth performance, protein digestibility and incidence of sub-clinical necrotic enteritis in broiler chicken flocks, British Poultry Science (Volume 52, Issue 3, 2011)

Dr Premanand Patil (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Medical Chemistry, University of Leeds)
Solvent-free synthesis of thioglycosides by ball milling, Green Chemistry – The Royal Society of Chemistry (Volume 11, Issue 7, 2009)

Timothy Phakathi (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Social & Economic Development Policy, University of Oxford)
“Getting on” and “getting by” underground: Gold miners’ informal working practice of making a plan (planisa), Journal of Organisational Ethnography (Volume 2,  Issue 2, 2013)

Dr Khondakar Rahman (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Anti-Cancer Drug Design, UCL School of Pharmacy)
The pyrrolobenzodiazepine dimer SJG-136 forms sequence-dependent Intrastrand DNA cross-links and monoalkylated adducts in addition to Interstrand cross-links, Journal of the American Chemical Society (Volume 131, Issue 38, 2009)

Dr Ushani Rajapaksa (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka, DPhil Human Immunology, University of Oxford)
HLA-B may be more protective against HIV-1 than HLA-A because it resists negative regulatory factor (Nef) mediated down-regulation, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (Volume 109, No 33, 2012)

Nathan Rose (2006 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Chemistry, University of Oxford)
Inhibitor scaffolds for 2-Oxoglutarate-Dependent Histone Lysine Demethylases, Journal of Medical Chemistry (Volume 51, Issue 22, 2008)

Dr Caryn Ross-Innes (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, PhD Cancer Research, University of Cambridge)
Differential oestrogen receptor binding is associated with clinical outcome in breast cancer, Nature (Volume 481, 2012)

Shaun Ruysenaar (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa, PhD African Studies, University of Edinburgh)
Rethinking the food-verse-fuel debate: an appraisal of international perspectives and implications for the South African biofuels strategy, Environment and Society: Advances in Research (Volume 2, No 1, 2011)

Dr Dilara Sharif (2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Biochemistry, Swansea University)
Quorum sensing in Cyanobacteria: N-octanoyl-homoserine lactone release and response, by the epilithic colonial cyanabacterium Gloeothece PCC6909, The International Society for Microbial Ecology – Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology (Volume 2, Issue 12, 2008)

Dr Manju Sharma (2008 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Human Development, University of Rajasthan and University of Edinburgh)
Knowledge, attitude and belief of pregnant women towards safe motherhood in a rural Indian setting, Social Science Directory (Volume 1, No. 1, 2012)

Krithika Srinivasan (2008 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Urban Political Ecology/Sociology, King’s College London)
The biopolitics of animal being and welfare: dog control and care in the UK and India, Transaction of the Institute of British Geographers (Volume 38, Issue 1, 2012)

Kugathas Subramanian (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka, PhD Ecotoxicology and Fish Reproduction, Brunel University)
‘Synthetic glucocorticoids in the environment: first results on their potential impacts on Fish’, Environment, Science and Technology (Volume 45, Issue 6, 2011)

Vivian Tackie-Ofosu (2008 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from Ghana, PhD Family Resource Management, University of Ghana and London South Bank University)
Love and Guilt: HIV-positive mothers parenting toddlers living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana, Journal of Asian Regional Association for Home Economics (Volume 19, No 2, 2012)

Dr Aminu Tukur (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Environmental Monitoring & Risk Assessment, University of Bradford)
PET bottle use patterns and antimony migration into bottled water and soft drinks: the case of British and Nigerian bottles, Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Volume 14, Issue 4, 2012)

Donald Ukeh (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Zoology, University of Aberdeen)
Repellent activity of alligator pepper, Aframomum melegueta, and ginger, Zingiber, officinale, against the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais, Phytochemistry (Volume 70, Issue 6, 2009)

Dr Suryakant Waghmore (2007 Commonwealth scholar from India, PhD Sociology of Development, University of Edinburgh)
Beyond depoliticization? Caste, NGOs and Dalit Land Rights in Maharashtra, India, Development and Change (Volume 43, Issue 6, 2012)

Sahar Waris (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from India, PhD Biotechnology, Aberystwyth University)
Imidazopurinones are markers of physiological genomic damage linked to DNA instability and glyoxalase 1-associated tumour multidrug, Nucleic Acids Research (Volume 38. No 16, 2010)

Dr Stephanie Yorke (2009 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, DPhil Post-Colonial Literatures, University of Oxford)
The slave narrative tradition in Lawrence Hill’s ‘The Book of Negroes’, Studies in Canadian Literature (Volume 35, No 2, 2010)

Zinta Zommers (2005 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, DPhil The Virology of Wildlife, University of Oxford)
Protected Areas as Frontiers for Human Migration, Conservation Biology (Volume 26, No 3, 2011)

Mimi Zou (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Australia, DPhil A comparative study of gender equity laws, University of Oxford)
A freestanding right or a means to an end? The right to strike in the ILO and EU legal framework, Trinity College Law Review (Volume 15, 2012)

Ackim Zulu (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Electrical Machines and Drives, University of Newcastle)
Investigation of the dq-equivalent model for performance prediction of Flux-switching synchronous motors with segmented rotors, Transactions on Industrial Electronics (Volume 56,  No 6, 2012)