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British Council

In 2020, we awarded ten grants for PhD Scholarships, Researcher Links and Institutional Links. Meet our awardees here.

Institutional links

Grantee Home institution UK partner Research topic
Nelson Enano Ateneo de Davao University University of Strathclyde Utilising Marine Renewable Energy to Satisfy Community Energy Demands and Stimulate Socio-Economic Development within the Philippines

PhD scholars

PhD scholar Home institution Host institution / UK university Research topic
Criselda Bautista Research Institute for Tropical Medicine University of Glasgow Using Molecular Epidemiology to Understand the True Burden of Rabies in the Philippines and develop Surveillance to Inform Elimination Strategies
Ma Jowina Galarion University of the Philippines Manila University of Glasgow Developing a sample-to-sequence approach for the MinION device as field-deployable tool in enhancing molecular surveillance and diagnostics of dengue virus in the Philippines
Maria Carmen Fernandez FEU Public Policy Center University of Cambridge Exploring the dynamics of complex urban crises and forced displacement on informal settlements through spatial modeling: evidence from the Philippines
Carla Mae Pausta De La Salle University – Manila University of Surrey The assessment of the impact of nutrient recovery for improving urban wastewater management and protecting water quality in lakes using the case study of Laguna de Bay, Philippines
Pamela Louise Tolentino University of the Philippines Diliman University of Glasgow Investigating the role of catchment characteristics in the response of different basins across the country to hydrometeorological events
Julianne Vilela University of the Philippines Los Banos Lancaster University Utilization of next-generation technologies to develop novel and advanced vaccines against viral diseases affecting poultry production

Researcher links workshop

Grant awardee Home institution UK partner Research topic
Tirso Ronquillo, PhD Batangas State University  University of Wolverhampton Developing Smart Environmental Resilience Solutions for Coastal areas in the Philippines: Susceptibility, Adaptation and Mitigation Measures: SEACAP
Aleyla Escueta-de Cadiz, PhD University of the Philippines Mindanao London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine One Health ‘Omics
Lourdes Bernadette Sumpaico-Tanchanco, MD Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health Public Health England Utilizing mathematical modelling to aid governance in Universal Health Care in the Philippines