New Fellows on board

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Commonwealth Scholarships hosted at UWS

Period21 Dec 2009

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  • TitleNew Fellows on board
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletPaisley Daily Express
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionRESEARCH in the field of environmental sciences has been given a boost.

    Paisley’s university is hosting two prestigious Commonwealth Fellowships.

    The Fellowships, which run until March 2010, are funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and are part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, one of the largest scholarships schemes for international study in the world.

    The uni said the initiative will provide an opportunity for two academics – Dr Therese Ntonzi Nganje, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geology from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, and Dr Tim Biswick, lecturer in Chemistry from Chancellor College, University of Malawi – to undertake original research and develop academic and educational activities likely to impact on the development of their home country.

    The two Fellows will focus their work on the environmental geo-chemistry of nutrients and potentially toxic elements in the food chain.

    Professor Andrew Hursthouse of University of the West of Scotland's Department of Environmental Geochemistry, who is supervising the Fellowships, said: “We are delighted to be hosting these Fellowships. It is a tremendous achievement to be hosting two of these highly sought after Fellowship posts.”
    Producer/AuthorKenneth Speirs
    PersonsAndrew Hursthouse


  • nutrition and health
  • malawi
  • nigeria
  • potentially toxic elements
  • food chain