PENDA PhD Fellowship
Zambart is one of the collaborators on the Programme for Evidence on Disability Action (PENDA). Among other disability projects, the PENDA Consortium is supporting full-time studentships for people with disabilities from Low Middle-Income countries (LMICs). The studentships are a partnership between the lead institution – the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and University of Nairobi, Makerere University and Zambart in collaboration with the University of Zambia. Currently, One PhD candidate is based at each University with additional support and supervision from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Funded by the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the PENDA studentship aims to build knowledge and experience in disability inclusive research. The Zambart – University of Zambia, partners with LSHTM under the PENDA programme to jointly manage and deliver a PhD fellowship, including the funding and supervision of a PhD candidate. Currently in her third year, Ms Queen Elizabeth Seketi was successfully selected and offered admission to the Public Health programme at the University of Zambia, to pursue a four -year PhD in Public Health, focussing on Access for people with disabilities. Her primary supervisor is Professor Virginia Anne Bond, head of Social Science unit at Zambart and the secondary supervisor is an associate professor, Dr. Morgon Lena Banks from LSHTM.
(From PENDA UK)