2017 winner

Erasmus J Petrus Cilliers (2011 Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Economics, University of Oxford)
Reconciling after civil conflict increases social capital but decreases individual well-being, Science (Volume 352, Issue 6287, 2016)

2017 highly commended articles

Mosabber Uddin Ahmed (2008 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Signal Processing, Imperial College London)
A Multivariate Multiscale Fuzzy Entropy Algorithm with Application to Uterine EMG Complexity Analysis, Entropy (Volume 19, Issue 1, 2017)

Melissa Chola Kapulu (2009 Scholar from Zambia, DPhil Immunology, University of Oxford)
Comparative assessment of transmission-blocking vaccine candidates against Plasmodium falciparum, Scientific Reports (Volume 5, 2015)

Niroj Kumar Malik (2010 Scholar from India, PhD Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham)
Estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from spontaneous combustion/fire of coal in opencast mines – Indian context, Carbon Management (Volume 7, No. 5-6, 2016)

2017 entrants

Ayodeji Adeyinka Adeoye (2012 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Biological Sciences, Plymouth University)
Combined effects of exogenous enzymes and probiotic on NIle tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) growth, intestinal morphology and microbiome, Aquaculture (Volume 463, 2016)

Abiodun Daniel Aderibigbe (2015 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Organic Synthesis and Analytical Chemistry, University of Warwick)
Seeking evidence of multidisciplinarity in environmental geochemistry and health: an analysis of arsenic in drinking water research, Environmental Geochemistry and Health (2017)

Mufuliat Adeola Adesanya (2014 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Medical Sciences (Cancer Studies), University of Hull)
Cancer microvesicles induce tissue factor-related procoagulant activity in endothelial cells in vitro, Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis (2016)

Tracy Adole (2014 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Geography, University of Southampton)
A systematic review of vegetation phenology in Africa, Ecological Informatics (Volume 34, 2016)

Bayes Ahmed (2013 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Urban Planning, University College London)
Who Takes Responsibility for the Climate Refugees?, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management

Sunila Akbar (2014 Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Telecommunications Engineering, King’s College London)
Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer in K-Tier Heterogeneous Cellular Networks, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Transactions on Wireless Communications (Volume 15, Issue 8, 2016)

Fahmida Akhter (2011 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Film Studies, University of Essex)
The construction of the ‘new Bengali woman’ in Nasiruddin Yousuff’s Guerrilla (2011), South Asian Popular Culture (Volume 13, Issue 3, 2015)

Muhammad Irfan Akram (2012 Split-site Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Chemistry, University of Karachi and University of Glasgow)
Polymeric hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography coupled with Orbitrap mass spectrometry and chemometric analysis for untargeted metabolite profiling of natural rice variants, Journal of Cereal Science (Volume 73, 2017)

Zoi Christina Apostolidou (2008 Scholar from Cyprus, PhD Counselling Psychology (Professional Doctorate), Regent’s College)
The notion of professional identity among practitioners working with asylum seekers. A discursive analysis of practitioners’ experience of clinical supervision and working context in work with asylum seekers, European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling (Volume 18, Number 1, 2016)

Goigoda Gamage Aruna Keerthi (2015 Scholar from Sri Lanka, MPhil Research Religions, SOAS, University of London)
Indirect Utterances in the Canon: A Critical Examination Pali Tipitaka and Corresponding Commentrarial Explanations, Anvesana: Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya (Volume 7, 2016)

Mohammad Abdul Aziz (2013 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Conservation Biology, University of Kent)
Investigating patterns of tiger and prey poaching in the Bangladesh Sundarbans: Implications for improved management, Global Ecology and Conservation (Volume 9, 2016)

Nicole Anne Beardsworth (2013 Scholar from South Africa, PhD Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick)
Challenging dominance: the opposition, the coalition and the 2016 election in Uganda, Journal of Eastern African Studies (Volume 10, Issue 4, 2016)

Leo Boonzaier (2015 Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Law, University of Oxford)
Good Reviews, Bad Actors: The Constitutional Court’s Procedural Drama, Constitutional Court Review (Volume 7, Issue 1, 2017)

Natalie Boonzaier (2012 Scholar from South Africa, PhD Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge)
Multiparametric MR Imaging of Diffusion and Perfusion in Contrast-enhancing and Nonenhancing Components in Patients with Glioblastoma, Radiology (2017)

Edward-John Bottomley (2013 Scholar from South Africa, PhD Geography, University of Cambridge)
Transnational governmentality and the ‘poor white’ in early twentieth century South Africa, Journal of Historical Geography (Volume 54, 2016)

Iroja Iroja Upekha Caldera (2007 Split-site Scholar from Sri Lanka, PhD Environmental Science, University of Colombo and University of Sheffield)
Effects of elevated carbon dioxide on stomatal characteristics and carbon isotope ratio of Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes originating from an altitudinal gradient, Physiologia Planatarum (Volume 159, 2017)

Kalpana Chandrasekar (2006 Split-site Scholar from Sri Lanka, PhD Library and Information Science, University of Jaffna and University of Sheffield)
Children’s section of the Jaffna Public Library: user satisfaction survey, Library Review (Volume 65, Number 1/2, 2016)

Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury (2008 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Wetland Ecology, University of Cambridge)
Ecosystem engineering by mussels supports biodiversity and water clarity in a heavily polluted lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Freshwater Science (Volume 35)

Sanjoy Kumar Chowdhury (2011 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Medical Science/Cardiovascular Science, University of Manchester)
Stress-Activated Kinase MKK7 Governs Epigenetics of Cardiac Repolarization for Arrhythmia Prevention, Circulation (Volume 135, 2017)

Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury (2012 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Aberdeen)
Arsenic in Bangladeshi soils related to physiographic region, paddy management, and mirco- and macro-elemental status, Science of the Total Environment (2016)

Chinwe Uzoma Chukwudi (2008 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Molecular Biology and Microbial Genetics, Royal Veterinary College)
The role of the hok/sok locus in bacterial response to stressful growth conditions, Microbial Pathogenesis (Volume 79, 2015)

Anthonius Anayochukwu Eze (2009 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow)
Reduced Mitochondrial Membrane Potential Is a Late Adaptation of Trypanosoma brucei brucei to Isometamidium Preceded by Mutations in the γ Subunit of the F1Fo-ATPase, PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES (Volume 10, Issue 8, 2016)

Gajender (2010 Scholar from India, PhD Agronomy: Climate change impacts on seed quality in wheat, University of Reading)
Development of ability to germinate and of longevity in air-dry storage in wheat seed crops subjected to rain shelter or simulated supplementary rainfall, Seed Science Research (Volume 2, 2016)

Fawzia Haeri Mazanderani (2014 Scholar from South Africa, PhD Education, University of Sussex)
Speaking Back to the Self: A Call for “Voice Notes” as Reflexive Practice for Feminist Ethnographers, Journal of International Women’s Studies (Volume 18, Issue 3, 2017)

Christine Louise Hobden (2012 Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Politics, University of Oxford)
Taking up the slack: The duties of source state citizens in the brain drain crisis, South African Journal of Philosophy (Volume 36, Issue 1, 2017)

Monique Huysamen (2016 Split-site Scholar from South Africa, PhD Psychology, University of Cape Town and University of Manchester)
Men’s constructions of masculinity and male sexuality through talk of buying sex, Culture, Health and Sexuality (Volume 17, Issue 5, 2015)

Rumana Islam (2010 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Law, University of Warwick)
Fair and equitable treatment (FET) standard in arbitral practice: sustainable development in context, Bangladesh Journal of Law (Volume 16, Issue 1, 2016)

Kodikara Gedara Lasanthi Renuka Jayathunge (2012 Scholar from Sri Lanka, PhD Food Science & Technology, Queen’s University Belfast)
Enhancing the lycopene in vitro bioaccessibility of tomato juice synegestically applying thermal and non-thermal processing technologies, Food Chemistry

John Joseph (2016 Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Nanotechnology & Vascular Biology, University of Bristol)
Integrating Substrateless Electrospinning with Textile Technology for Creating Biodegradable Three-Dimensional Structures, NanoLetters (Volume 15, Issue 8, 2015)

Rahul Kala (2010 Scholar from India, PhD Robotics – Cybernetics, University of Reading)
Coordination in navigation of multiple mobile robots, Cybernetics and Systems (Volume 45, 2014)

Barbra Katusiime (2014 Scholar from Uganda, PhD Pharmacy, University of Kent)
Measuring medicine-related experiences from the patient perspective: a systematic review, Patient Related Outcome Measures (Volume 7, 2016)

Sairajan Kolasseri Kuttappan (2010 Scholar from India, PhD Aerospace Engineering, University of Southampton)
Robustness of System Equivalent Reduction Expansion Process on Spacecraft Structure Model Validation, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal (Volume 50, Number 11, 2012)

Sherly (Xueyi) Li (2012 Scholar from Australia, PhD Nutritional and Genetic Determinants of Diabetes, University of Cambridge)
The effect of communicating the genetic risk of cardiometabolic disorders on motivation and actual engagement in preventative lifestyle modification and clinical outcome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, British Journal of Nutrition (Volume 116, Issue 5, 2016)

Weiqiang Lin (2011 Scholar from Singapore, PhD Air Transport Geographies, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Catering for flight: Rethinking aeromobility as logistics, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (2017)

Samina Luthfa (2008 Scholar from Bangladesh, DPhil Sociology, University of Oxford)
Transnational Ties and Reciprocal Tenacity: Resisting Mining in Bangladesh with Transnational Coalition, Sociology (Volume 51, Issue 1, 2017)

Edwinus Chrisantus Lyaya (2009 Scholar from Tanzania, PhD Archaeology, University College London)
Archaeological evidence for modes of air supply into iron smelting furnaces in the African Great Lakes region, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa (Volume 51, Issue 3, 2016)

Akusa Patrice Mawa (2012 Scholar from Uganda, PhD Immunology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Maternal BCG scar is association with increased infant proinflammatory immune responses, Vaccine (Volume 35, Issue 2, 2017)

Nikhila Menon (2012 Scholar from India, PhD Development Policy & Management, University of Manchester)
Applying the Rasch Model to Measure Mobility of Women: A Comparative Analysis of Mobility of Informal Workers in Fisheries in Kerala, India, Journal of Applied Measurement (Volume 17, 2016)

Peter Matthews Mhagama (2011 Scholar from Malawi, PhD Journalism Media and Cultural Studies, University of Leicester)
Expanding access and Participation through a Combination of Community radio and Mobile Phones: The Experience of Malawi, Journal of African Media Studies (Volume 7, Number 3, 2015)

Enesia Chaponda Ngulube (2011 Scholar from Zambia, PhD Parasitology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Malarial infesction and curable sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections among pregnant women in a rural district of Zambia, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Volume 95, Issue 5, 2016)

Hilda Chinyama Nyambe-Silavwe (2012 Scholar from Zambia, PhD Food Science, University of Leeds)
Polyphenol and fibre-rich dried fruits with green tea attenuate starch-derived postprandial blood glucose and insulin: a randomised, controlled, single-blind, cross-over intervention, British Journal of Nutrition (Volume 116, Issue 3, 2016)

Paul Olalekan Odeniran (2016 Split-site Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Veterinary Parasitology, University of Ibadan and University of Edinburgh)
Co-infection with Plasmodium berghei and Trypanosoma brucei increases severity of malaria and trypanosomiasis in mice, Acta Tropica (Volume 159, 2016)

Ebun-Oluwa Peace Oladele (2009 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Food Chemistry, University of Leeds)
Impact of resistant starch in three plantain (Musa AAB) products on glycaemic response of healthy volunteers, European Journal of Nutrition (Volume 55, Issue 1, 2016)

Jacob B. Omajali (2011 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Augmenting Oil Bioremediation, University of Birmingham)
In-situ catalytic upgrading of heavy oil using dispersed bionanoparticles supported on gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (Volume 203, 2017)

Prem Chandra Pandey (2011 Scholar from India, PhD Remote Sensing and Technology, University of Leicester)
Geospatial Approach to Assess the Impact of Nutrients on Rice Equivalent Yield Using MODIS Sensors’-Based MOD13Q1-NDVI Data, IEEE SENSORS Journals (Volume 15, Issue 11, 2015)

Adyasha Panigrahi (2015 Scholar from India, PhD Chemistry, University of Manchester)
Ruthenium-Catalyzed C−H Arylation of Benzoic Acids and Indole Carboxylic Acids with Aryl Halides, Chemistry – A European Journal (Volume 23, Issue 3, 2017)

Arpita Ashokbhai Patel (2013 Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Novel drug delivery system, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and Aston University)
A Gamma Scintigraphy study to investigate uterine targeting efficiency of Raloxifene loaded liposomes administered intravaginally in New Zealand white female rabbits, Drug Delivery (Volume 23, Issue 9, 2016)

Md. Ajijur Rahman (2013 Scholar from Bangladesh, PhD Microbial Diseases, UCL Eastman Dental Institute)
Detection of Novel lntegrons in the Metagenome of Human Saliva, PLOS ONE (Volume 11, lssue 6, 2016)

Ashi Rashid (2011 Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Electrochemistry, University of Leeds)
Substituents modulate biphenyl penetration into lipid membranes, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (2017)

Sean Richmond (2011 Scholar from Canada, DPhil International Law and International Politics, University of Oxford)
Why is humanitarian intervention so divisive? Revisiting the debate over the 1999 Kosovo intervention, Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (Volume 2, Issue 3, 2016)

Jonah Reuben Rimer (2010 Scholar from Canada, DPhil Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford)
Internet sexual offending from an anthropological perspective: analysing offender perceptions of online spaces, Journal of Sexual Aggression (Volume 23, Issue 1, 2017)

Siya Paul Rimoy (2009 Scholar from Tanzania, PhD Environmental Soil Mechanics, Imperial College London)
Field and model investigations into the influence of age on axial capacity of displacement piles in silica sands, Géotechnique (Volume 65, Issue 7, 2015)

Solomon Robert Salve (2009 Scholar from India, PhD Medical Anthropology and Public Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Private Practitioners’ Perspectives on Their Involvement With the Tuberculosis Control Programme in a Southern Indian State, International Journal of Health Policy and Management (Volume 5, Issue 11, 2016)

Sheon Mary Samji (2015 Split-site Scholar from India, PhD Biotechnology (Proteomics), National Chemical Laboratory, Pune and University of Glasgow)
Polymerization-incompetent Uromodulin in the Pregnant Stroke Prone Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat, Hypertension

Michelle Semple-Bean (2012 Scholar from Guyana, PhD Early Childhood Education, UCL Institute of Education)
The Art of ‘smart gaff’: reshaping early childhood caregiver–child interactions in Guyana, Early Years (2016)

Vasanthavel Subramaniyan (2015 Split-site Scholar from India, PhD In-situ Synthesis, Fabrication and Characterization of Bioactive ZrO2, University of Pondicherry and University of Manchester)
Tetragonal to Cubic Transfomation of SiO2-Stabilized ZrO2 Polymorph through Dysprosium Substitutions, Inorganic Chemistry (Volume 56, Issue 3, 2017)

Shamas Tabraiz (2016 Scholar from Pakistan, PhD Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University)
Optimization of water distribution system by split pipe method: a rule of thumb, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology—AQUA (Volume 65, Issue 3, 2016)

David Tryson Tembo (2012 Scholar from Malawi, PhD Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds)
Effect of thermal treatment and storage on bioactive compounds, organic acids and antioxidant activity of baobab fruit (Adansonia digitata) pulp from Malawi, Food Composition and Analysis (Volume 58, May 2017)

Abraham Kirwa Tuwei (2014 Scholar from Kenya, PhD Sensor Technology, University of Sheffield)
Fibre optic absorbance meter with low limit of detection for waterborne cations, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (Volume 237, 2016)

Sanju Unjore (2016 Scholar from Mauritius, PhD Education, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Excitement or anxiety? A case study of Indian postgraduate sojourners at University of Nottingham, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling (Volume 42, Issue 2, 2014)

Elmarie van Heerden (2014 Scholar from South Africa, DPhil Engineering Science, University of Oxford)
A framework for assessing the performance of pulsar search pipelines, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (Volume 467, Issue 2, 2017)

Janielle Latoya Wallace (2012 Scholar from Jamaica, PhD Aquaculture, University of Stirling)
Effects of B-xylanase and 6-phytase on digestibility, trace mineral utilisation and growth in juvenile red tilapia, oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) X O. Mossambicus (Peters, 1852) fed declining fishmeal diets, Journal of Applied Ichthyology (Volume 1-9, 2016)

Gerald Albert Baeribameng Yiran (2013 Split-site Scholar from Ghana, PhD Climate Change, University of Ghana and University of Leeds)
Spatial mapping of vulnerability of multi-sector to multi-hazards in the savanna ecosystem in Ghana, Regional Environmental Change (Volume 17, Number 3, 2017)

Julia Margaret Zulver (2015 Scholar from Canada, DPhil Sociology, University of Oxford)
High-risk feminism in El Salvador: Women’s Mobilisation in Violent Times, Gender and Development (Volume 24, Issue 2, 2016)