The Commission is saddened to hear of the recent death of Dr Christine Humfrey MBE, who served as a Commissioner between 2008 and 2014 and continued to offer support to the Commission even after her tenure had ended, undertaking the review of stipend levels in 2015 on behalf of all three HMG Scholarships Schemes, and continuing to provide valuable support as a member of several of our selection panels.  Christine was always enormously supportive and approachable, both to colleagues on the Commission and to staff within the Secretariat and gave her time and expertise generously at all times, particularly in the area of Scholar Welfare and as the Chair of our External Liaison Committee and a member of our Awards Policy Committee.

Christine’s many contributions to the Commission demonstrated the strong commitment to supporting international students she showed throughout her career.  Christine led a transformation in international higher education at the University of Nottingham and was at the forefront of internationalisation across the sector.  You can read more about Christine’s career on the University of Nottingham website.

Commissioners and staff who worked with Christine send condolences and best wishes to her family and many academic colleagues across the Commonwealth.