Humanities Student Wins African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship
College of Humanities PhD student in Health Promotion in the School of Applied Human Sciences, Ms Lydia Hangulu, has been awarded the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) by the African Population Health Research Centre (APHRC), a leading pan-African institution in Kenya.
‘I thank my supervisor Dr O Akintola and my mentor Professor D McCracken for their support. I feel so proud to have this award as it motivates me to work hard and finish my doctorate within the required time frame and contribute to society,’ said Hangulu.
The programme targets doctoral students with a strong commitment to a career in training and/ or research. The overall goal of the ADDRF Programme is to support the training and retention of highly skilled, locally-trained scholars in research and academic positions across the region.
Hangulu’s research is on "Policy and Practice of Health Care Waste Management in Home-Based Care for People Living with HIV and AIDS in Durban, South Africa".
Thanks to the Fellowship, Hangulu has attended a workshop, completed modules and has received certificates in introduction to research, research ethics and evaluation, and informed consent to research.
‘This knowledge has equipped me with research skills for my own study and has also improved my mentoring and supervision skills.’