2020 AfOx Visiting Fellows

  • Dr Abera Kenay Tura

    Dr Abera Kenay Tura
    Haramaya University, Ethiopia |Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof Marian Knight

    Collaboration to establish the Ethiopian Obstetric Survey Systems

  • Prof Ameha Muluneh

    Prof Ameha Muluneh
    Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia | Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford |Oxford collaborator: Prof David Pyle

    An Investigation of deformation patterns in the Main Ethiopian Rift

  • Dr Anani Badje

    Dr Anani Badje
    Programme PACCI, Côte d’Ivoire | Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof Peter Horby

    Emerging infectious diseases in the context of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Dr Cindy George

    Dr Cindy George
    South African Medical Research Council, South Africa | The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof Mark Woodward

    The story of cocoa in Ghana: the social, economic and environmental evolution of Ghana’s cocoa sector

  • Dr Dimakatso Gumede

    Dr Dimakatso Gumede
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa |Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford|Oxford collaborator: Prof William James

    Solving partial differential equations via rational functions

  • Dr James Njunge

    Dr James Njunge
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya | Department of Paediatrics, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof Holm Uhlig

    Is systemic LPS a marker of intestinal dysfunction and a driver of systemic inflammation and mortality among acutely ill undernourished children

  • Dr Mkunde Chachage

    Dr Mkunde Chachage
    Dar es Salaam University, Tanzania | Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Dr Jethro Johnson

    Establishing a collaboration for studying dysbiosis in the gut microbiome of HIV-helminth co-infected Africans/Tanzanians

  • Dr Nosiphiwo Zwane

    Dr Nosiphiwo Zwane
    University of Eswatini, Eswatini | Department of Physics| Oxford collaborator: Prof Subir Sarkar

    Cosmological tests of Cosmic Acceleration due to Inflationary Quantum Fluctuations

  • Dr Peter Amadi

    Dr Peter Amadi
    Imo State University, Nigeria | Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof William James

    Impact of Zika virus infection on the metabolic state of microglia, and neural progenitors

  • Dr Sadio Soukouna

    Dr Sadio Soukouna
    University of Bamako, Mali | Oxford Department of International Development | Oxford collaborator: Prof Loren Landau

    Mechanisms and figures of local governance of mobility in Africa

  • Dr Sara Abdel Gaber

    Dr Sara Abdel Gaber
    Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, Egypt | Department of Materials, Oxford | Oxford collaborator:Prof J.T.Czernuszka

    Development of natural polymer-based scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration

  • Dr Ismaila Emahi

    Dr Ismaila Emahi
    University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana | Department of Chemistry, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof Richard Compton Electrode Modification Strategies for Toxic Metal Detection via Voltammetry
  • Dr Tolulope Adeleye

    Dr Tolulope Adeleye
    Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria| Department of Engineering, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof Ian Thompson

    Improving the efficiency of hydrolysis in Anaerobic Digesters

  • Dr Asante Lucy Mtenje

    Dr Asante Lucy Mtenje
    University of Malawi, Malawi | African Studies Centre, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof Wale Adebanwi

    Sexualities, Popular Arts and Culture, Malawian oral literature, Religion and Gender

  • Dr George Bob-Milliar

    Dr George Bob-Milliar
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana | African Studies Centre, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof Miles Tendi

    Party Politics and capital mobilisation in in Ghana

  • Dr Emile Sunjo

    Dr Emile Sunjo
    University of Buea, Cameroon |The Faculty of Law, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Dr Roxana Willis

    From peace-breakers to peace-makers? The role of the Anglophone diaspora in the Cameroon’s Separatist Conflict

  • Dr Gcobani Qambela

    Dr Gcobani Qambela
    University of Johannesburg, South Africa | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Oxford| Oxford collaborator: Professor Lloyd Pratt

    The Anthropology of Boyhoods

  • Dr Endalkachew Hailu Guluma

    Dr Endalkachew Hailu Guluma
    Arba Minch University, Ethiopia | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Oxford | Oxford collaborator:Dr Amanda Power

    An Ecocritical Revaluation of Traditional Environmental Thought and Ecological Knowledge of the Aari of Southern Ethiopia

  • Dr Alice Nyawira Karuri

    Dr Alice Nyawira Karuri
    Strathmore University, Kenya | Department of Zoology, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof EJ Milner-Gulland

    Sustainability in global commodity chains: an institutional analysis of farmer organisations

  • Dr Krossy Mavakala

    Dr Krossy Mavakala
    University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Department of Zoology, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof EJ Milner-Gulland

    Maluku : The flow of Wildmeat from Rural DR Congo

  • Dr Suzanne Mogue Kamga

    Dr Suzanne Mogue Kamga
    IITA-Cameroon, Eco-regional Center , Cameroon| Department of Zoology, Oxford | Oxford collaborator: Prof EJ Milner-Gulland

    Ecological sustainability and conservation of Bush Mango under Cocoa agroforestry systems

    2019 Fellows

    • Dr Audrey Gadzekpo

      Dr Audrey Gadzekpo
      University of Ghana, Ghana | African Studies Centre | St Antony’s College

      Microphone Battles: Wartime programming in the formative years of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

    • Dr Alemseged Beldados

      Dr Alemseged Beldados
      Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia | School of Archaeology

      The Later Stone Age of Southern Africa & the Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherers

    • Dr August Mayai

      Dr August Mayai
      University of Juba, South Sudan | Department of International Development | Brasenose College

      An Evaluation of a Large-scale Health Investment in Eastern Africa

    • Dr Rebecca Asare

      Dr Rebecca Asare
      Nature Conservation Research Centre, Ghana | School of Geography and the Environment

      The story of cocoa in Ghana: the social, economic and environmental evolution of Ghana’s cocoa sector

    • Dr Vusi Magagula

      Dr Vusi Magagula
      University of Eswatini, Swaziland | Mathematical Institute | Jesus College

      Solving partial differential equations via rational functions

    • Prof Audrey Mbogho

      Prof Audrey Mbogho
      Pwani University, Kenya | TORCH | Wadham College

      Gathering Language Data Through Crowdsourcing With A Focus On Kidawida

    • Dr Salome Bukachi

      Dr Salome Bukachi
      University of Nairobi, Kenya | School of Geography and the Environment | Brasenose College

      The gendered inequalities and violence associated with women and girls forced to collect water from distant sources when local water infrastructure fails

    • Dr Siana Nkya

      Dr Siana Nkya
      Dar es Salaam University, Tanzania | Department of Oncology | St. Peter’s College

      Establish MinION DNA sequencing platform for Hemoglobinopathies for use in Tanzania

    • Dr Stephen Titus

      Dr Stephen Titus
      Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria | TORCH | Merton College

      Musical Narratives on Oil Exploration, Land Degradation, (In)justice and (Dis)placement: in the Niger Delta of Nigeria

    • Dr Bradley Frank

      Dr Bradley Frank
      South African Radio Astronomical Observatory, South Africa | Astrophysics | St. Peter’s College

      Post-processing science analysis of images and intensive writing of MIGHTEE-HI drafts, focusing on galaxies, groups and high-redshift detections

    • Miss Sheena Talma

      Miss Sheena Talma
      South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Seychelles | Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute | Somerville College

      Spatio-temporal abundance and distribution of ichthyoplankton within the Seychelles waters

    • Dr Jennifer Appoo

      Dr Jennifer Appoo
      Seychelles Islands Foundation, Seychelles | Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute | Somerville College

      Investigating the marine predator community around Aldabra to assess connectivity between shallow and deep sea ecosystems and the effectiveness of the Aldabra marine zonation strategy

    • Dr Eniola Boluwaduro

      Dr Eniola Boluwaduro
      Redeemer’s University, Nigeria | TORCH | All Souls College

      Advice-Giving In Nigerian Doctor/Patient-Encounters

    • Dr Vivienne Williams

      Dr Vivienne Williams
      University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa | Department of Zoology | All Souls College

      African perspectives on cultural practices and wildlife trade in big cat conservation across southern Africa

    • Dr Godwin Nchinda

      Dr Godwin Nchinda
      The Chantal Biya International Reference Center for Research on the Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS, Cameroon | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine | Christ Church College

      Developing new forms of DNA and viral vectored vaccines to harness dendritic cells insitu

    • Dr Meron Taye

      Dr Meron Taye
      Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia | School of Geography and the Environment | St. Edmund Hall

      Investigating large-scale climatic and oceanic variables that influence rainfall in the upper Awash basin and the inflow to the reservoir

    • Dr Mourad Gridach

      Dr Mourad Gridach
      Ibn Zohr University, Morocco | Department of Computer Science| Wolfson College

      Developing new model architecture to improve the accuracy of automated image segmentation and labelling of femur and cartilage tissue in MRI hip scan data

    • Dr Aymar Bisoka

      Dr Aymar Bisoka
      Catholic University of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo | African Studies Centre | St. Anthony’s College

      Decolonizing Knowledge in Francophone Africa: Reframing Peace and Conflict Studies

    • Dr Joel Modiri

      Dr Joel Modiri
      University of Pretoria, South Africa | Faculty of Law

      Development of critical race theory in the South African jurisprudential context

      2018 Fellows

      • Dr Augustina Adusah-Karikari

        Dr Augustina Adusah-Karikari

        Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana |Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) | Oriel College

        Extractive industries and its impact on host communities
      • Dr Tongai Maponga

        Dr Tongai Maponga

        University of Stellenbosch, South Africa | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine | St. Peter’s College

        Hepatitis B virus, hepatitis E virus, virology, immunology and hepatocellular carcinoma
      • Dr Christine Nalwadda Kayemba

        Dr Christine Nalwadda Kayemba

        Makerere University, Uganda | Nuffield Department Population Health | Somerville College

        Maternal and perinatal health with a focus to newborn health and health systems
      • Dr Caesar Atuire

        Dr Caesar Atuire

        University of Ghana, Ghana | Department Of Psychiatry | All Souls College

        Holistic and intercultural perspectives in Bioethics
      • Dr Abdelrazek Bedir Abdelrazzak Ahmed

        Dr Abdelrazek Bedir Abdelrazzak Ahmed

        National Research Centre, Egypt | Department Of Oncology | Jesus College

        The effect of ionizing radiation on perturbation of intercellular signaling between normal and pre-cancerous cells
      • Dr Benta A. Abuya

        Dr Benta A. Abuya

        African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya | Department Of International Development | Brasenose College

        Education access and quality with special focus in girls education
      • Dr Itai Magodoro

        Dr Itai Magodoro

        University of Cape Town, South Africa | Radcliffe Department of Medicine | Christ Church College

        HIV-related cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), especially in sub-Saharan Africa
      • Prof Abi Alabo Derefaka

        Prof Abi Alabo Derefaka

        University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria | African Studies Centre | St. Antony’s College

        African Archaeology and early History; Cultural Resource Management; Niger Delta Studies
      • Dr Seifu Kebede

        Dr Seifu Kebede

        Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia | School of Geography and Environment | St. Edmund’s Hall

      • Nicola De Jager

        Nicola De Jager

        Stellenbosch University, South Africa | Brasenose College

        Religion and democratization; comparative politics; Southern African politics and democratization
      • Dr Amos Olalekan Abolaji

        Dr Amos Olalekan Abolaji

        University of Ibadan, Nigeria | Department of Biochemistry | Hertford College

        mechanisms of pathogenesis of chemical-induced neurodegenerative diseases such Parkinson`s Disease and the therapeutic roles of phytochemicals using Drosophila melanogaster as a model
      • Prof Abdulkader Tayob

        Prof Abdulkader Tayob

        University of Cape Town, South Africa | Faculty of theology and religion | Mansfield College

        Religion and Islam in Africa; modern Islamic intellectual history

        2017 Fellows

        • Prof. Gerald Chikozho Mazarire

          Prof. Gerald Chikozho Mazarire
          Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe | St Peter’s College

          ‘Zimbabwe, pre-colonial communities, liberation movements and the state’
        • Dr. Elima Jedy-Agba

          Dr. Elima Jedy-Agba
          Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria | Nuffield Department of population Health | Christ Church College

          ‘Trends and Projections in Cervical Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa’
        • Dr. David Ssevviiri

          Dr. David Ssevviiri
          Makerere University, Uganda | Mathematical Institute | St Peter’s College

          ‘Local cohomology and cousin complexes’

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