150 Fellowships awarded for 2016

Published: 4 Mar 2016

150 Fellowships awarded for 2016

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust has just awarded 150 Travelling Fellowships across the UK, investing at least £1.4 million in British citizens.

The Fellows will be travelling to 52 countries between them, across six continents, where they will carry out a wide range of projects, designed to benefit their communities and professions in the UK. 

Find Fellows from your area:

East Anglia Greater London Scotland South West Wales
East Midlands Northern Ireland South Surrey and West Sussex  West Midlands
East Pennines North West South East Thameslea  

East Anglia

  • Joseph O'Connell, from Cambridge, who is Director of Expansion for Global Brigades UK. He will be going to Argentina and Brazil to explore coordinated LGBT advocacy.
  • Sarah Campbell, from Cambridge, who is Head of Schools, Families and Young People at the V+A Museum in London. She will be going to the USA to meet with creative museum educators and review new approaches to museum learning.
  • Agnes Cameron, a student from Cambridge, who will be travelling to China to investigate female-led tech at the intersection between art and engineering.
  • Dr Sarah Dugdale, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist from Great Yarmouth. She will be travelling to Australia to explore how to work with teenagers presenting with emerging personality disorders.
  • Maria Lucey, a sales and business support supervisor from Norwich, who will be travelling to the Netherlands to learn from innovation in Dutch Social Housing

East Midlands

  • Abigail Burt, a medal maker from Chapel Brampton, Daventry, who will be travelling to India and Nepal to investigate the practice of lost-wax casting as a method of casting bronze.
  • Anna de la Vega, who is the owner of The Urban Worm, an organic waste management and gardening project in Nottingham. She will be travelling to Cuba and the USA to investigate approaches to food production and worm composting.
  • Richard Hall, from Nottingham, who is Director of Programmes at Ignite Futures. He will be travelling to India and South Korea to research development of practical opportunities to engage children's curiosity.
  • Jennifer Calvert, who is the children's diabetes dietitian for Nottinghamshire. She will be going to Canada to explore ways of improving transition services for young people with type 1 diabetes.
  • Dr Sheila Marriott, from West Bridgford, who is a Regional Director for the Royal College of Nursing. She will be going to the USA to study how community action can increase awareness of public health.

Greater London

  • Dr Jill Domoney, a clinical psychologist from Camden , who will be going to Australia to research ways of integrating research, practice and service development in perinatal mental health.
  • Dr Michelle Griffin, a plastic and reconstructive surgery research fellow from Camden, who will be travelling to Australia to learn how to 3D print organs for facial reconstruction.
  • Jacob Lea-Wilson, a senior content producer from Camden, who will be going to the USA to investigate using technology to source human stories with scientific merit.
  • Jessica Barratt, from Hackney, who is the founder and CEO of Franklin Scholars. She will be travelling to Brazil and the USA to research youth-led innovations in education.
  • Thomas Beresford, a project coordinator and researcher from Hackney, who will be travelling to the USA to explore approaches to student-centred learning.
  • Louis Boyd, from Hackney, who is Operations Manager for South Westminster Drug & Alcohol Service. He will be going to Canada and the USA to investigate supporting children and families through parental substance misuse treatment.
  • Naomi Gay, a senior involvement development manager from Hackney, who will be travelling to Australia and Denmark to explore innovations in patient and public involvement in research.
  • Olivia Richards, a primary literacy programme leader from Hackney, who will be going to the USA to explore supporting young peoples' mental health through literacy.
  • William Ross, an assistant head teacher from Hackney, who will be travelling to New Zealand and the USA to research alternative models of education for engaging disaffected students.
  • Dr Suzanne Shale, an independent consultant in healthcare ethics from Hackney, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to study ways of improving investigations in healthcare harm.
  • Joanna Bevan, from Islington, founder of Speak Street Language Café, who will be going to Finland, Norway and Sweden to look into how to improve integration and community cohesion in diverse communities.
  • Jacqueline Broadhead, from Islington, who is Corporate Policy and Equality Manager for Islington Council. She will be travelling to Italy and the USA to investigate how cities and neighbourhoods can best support migrant communities.
  • James Handyside, a hand engraver from Islington, who will be travelling to Japan to study techniques in craftsmanship of metal and stone.
  • Jonathan May, from Islington, who is CEO of Hubbub Crowdfunding. He will be travelling to the USA to research the elements of a successful digitally-transformed alumni relations programme.
  • Nicola Dady, who is the founder of Don't Forget The Kids in Tottenham. She will be travelling to the USA to research creative ways of helping children through the bereavement process.
  • Maria Gasparian, an architect from Barnet, who will be travelling to the USA to explore the use of glazed architectural ceramics in public spaces.
  • Lucille Junkere, a textile artist and natural dyer from Barnet, who will be going to Nigeria to investigate Adire Eleko, a specialised indigo dyeing technique unique to the Yoruba people.
  • Anna Williams, who is a music teacher from Barnet. She will be travelling to Australia to explore best practice in teaching music to primary schoolchildren.
  • Peter Moore, a historian from Hammersmith, who will be going to Australia to research the story of James Cook's ship, HMS Endeavour.
  • Eva Okwonga, a community musician from Uxbridge, who will be going to the USA to explore peer-led music projects for those with mental health problems.
  • Susan Palmer, a community projects manager from Twickenham, who will be going to Germany and North America to explore innovative participation in public urban green space.
  • Dr Paul Thiruchelvam, from Teddington, who is a specialist surgical registrar and clinical lecturer in breast surgery. He will be travelling to Japan, the Netherlands and the USA to investigate lymphedema prevention in breast cancer patients using 'axillary reverse mapping'.
  • Dr Nadarajah Vethaviyasar from Harrow Weald, who will be going to Germany and New Zealand to research the synthesis of new pharmacologically active compounds from unsaturated sugars.
  • Dr Nora Vyas, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology from Pinner, who will be going to the USA to explore multimodal imaging and cognition in schizophrenia.
  • Nafissa Kara-Newton, from Croydon, is a student at LSE. She will be going to Brazil, Mexico and the USA to investigate emerging innovations in policy-making methods to improve civic participation.
  • Joanna Lindley is an architect and Passivhaus designer from Lambeth. She will be going to Germany, Ireland and the USA to explore the use of Passivhaus design as a sustainable construction option.
  • Thembi Moyo, a clinical nurse specialist from Lambeth, will be going to Malawi and South Africa to research making savings in HIV care delivery.
  • Dr Ambika Chadha is a clinical academic lecturer in oral and maxillofacial surgery, based in the London Deanery and Kings College. She will be travelling to the Netherlands to investigate the use of 3D photography to aid treatment of facially disfigured patients.
  • Nicola Sharp, from Redbridge, is a research fellow working at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit in London. She will be travelling to Australia and the USA to investigate ways of supporting survivors of financial abuse.
  • Samuel Parry, a parks development manager from Waltham Forest, will be going to Germany and the USA to investigate using philanthropy to create green infrastructure.
  • Dr Samantha Gallivan, a speciality registrar doctor from Wandsworth, will be going to the USA to learn from patients' experiences of orthopaedic disease.
  • Zoe Large, from Wandsworth, who is Parent Participation Lead for YoungMinds. She will be going to Germany, Spain and the USA to investigate using digital archives to address the challenges surrounding HIV/AIDS today. 
  • Caireen Sutherland, a development manager from North London, who will be travelling to India to investigate creative uses of digital technology with sensory impaired children.
  • Kenny Imafidon, a director from Southwark, who will be going to Hong Kong and the USA to study political engagement amongst young people.
  • Edmund Jacobs, a furniture designer and maker from Southwark, who will be travelling across Europe to explore sustainable manufacturing and design techniques for bespoke furniture.
  • Professor Alison Leary, from Southwark, who is Chair of Healthcare and Workforce Modelling at South Bank University. She will be travelling to Switzerland and the USA to find out what healthcare can learn from other safety critical industries.
  • Benjamin Lyons, a senior consultant from Southwark, who will be travelling to the USA to explore ways of promoting the voice of young people in civic society.
  • Anna Magnowska, a palliative care clinical nurse specialist from Southwark, who will be going to Canada and the USA to research creating legacy projects with patients in hospital, hospice and home.
  • Richard Donnelly, from Tower Hamlets, who is Director of Connecting the Curriculum and Grand Challenges at UCL Academy. He will be going to the USA to explore cross-disciplinary curriculum design.
  • Alexander Groves, a designer from Tower Hamlets, who will be travelling to Brazil to research design projects which promote sustainable products from the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Bryony Harris, from Tower Hamlets, who is the Assistant Curator of Special Projects at the Whitechapel Gallery. She will be travelling to Denmark, Sweden and the USA to study the creation of sustainable income-generating programmes for UK arts organisations.
  • Thomas Lewton, an assistant TV producer from Tower Hamlets, who will be travelling to South Africa and Uganda to carry out research for a documentary film about the use of GM crops in Africa.
  • Isaac Stanley, a community organiser from Tower Hamlets, who will be going to Mexico and the USA to research ways of promoting integration and social cohesion through diaspora civic engagement.
  • Rebecca Young, a researcher and project co-ordinator from Westminster, will be going to Australia to explore innovative approaches to disability employment.

East Pennines

  • Dr Amanda Wood, a chartered psychologist from Bishop Auckland, who will be going to the USA to explore ways of improving psychological support for military families, particularly children.
  • Shirley Smith, from Great Lumley, who is the Founder and Development Manager of If U Care Share Foundation. She will be travelling to the USA and United Arab Emirates to research specialist support for persons bereaved by suicide.
  • Dr Emma Garland, a policy and research officer from Hull, who will be travelling to the USA to study intergenerational housing projects.
  • Wahida Shaffi, from Bradford, who is the West Yorkshire Near Neighbours & Catalyst Leaders Programme Coordinator. She will be going to India, Nepal and Pakistan to explore the role of women and young people in intra/interfaith peace-building initiatives.
  • Dr Suzanne Smith, from Huddersfield, who is Assistant Director of Nursing with the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. She will be travelling to Canada and the USA to study approaches to primary prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
  • Carolyn Henham, an advice and support worker from Leeds, who will be going to Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland to investigate best practice in managed areas for adult sex workers.
  • Dr Christine Freeth, a tapestry weaver from Saltaire, who will be going to Belgium, France, Switzerland and the USA to find out about early European tapestries and their relevance to contemporary practice.
  • Dr Simon Le Clerc, from Stockton-on-Tees, who is a consultant in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care. He will be travelling to the USA and Canada to investigate the treatment of non-compressible haemorrhage in trauma patients.
  • Hugo Fearnley, from Whitby, who is Director of Apiceutical Research Centre. He will be travelling to several countries in Africa to investigate beekeeping as a tool for sustainable health and development.
  • Dr Alison Wallace, a research fellow from York, who will be going to the USA to investigate pre-purchase counselling to support affordable homeownership programmes.

 Northern Ireland

  • James Smith, a project supervisor from Antrim, who will be travelling to South Africa and the USA to explore how social technology can improve the lives of young parents at risk.
  • Prof. Tara Moore, from Ballyclare, who is Director of the Biomedical Research Institute at Ulster University. She will be going to Hungary, Switzerland and the USA to research ways of supporting and increasing the number of women in STEM-related careers.
  • Bronagh Malcomson, a project worker from Banbridge, who will be travelling to Belgium and Italy to investigate how to tackle the inter-generational cycle of offending by promoting parent-child relationships.
  • Alison McCammon, a senior teacher from Belfast, who will be going to Australia and Canada to investigate schools which capture and inspire boys' learning.
  • Geraldine O’Hare, from Belfast, who is Head of Psychology Services & Interventions for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland. She will be going to the USA to research models of diversion and treatment for offenders with mental illness.
  • Dominic Kelly, who works for the Northern Ireland Department of Justice. He will be going to the USA to study prison officer wellness programs.
  • Peter Edgar, a programme manager from Hillsborough, Co. Down, who will be travelling to the USA to research collaborative city spaces of invention.

North West

  • Amy Varle, a housing consultant from Bury, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate pioneering strategies for 21st century homeless prevention and response.
  • Adam Melia, a foyer manager from Chester, who will be travelling to North America and Australia to explore new approaches to housing-related support for young people.
  • Matthew Hood, an assistant head teacher from Lancaster, who will be going to the USA to learn from graduate schools of education.
  • Dr Joseph Malone, a doctor from Lymm, who will be going to Norway to research pioneering approaches to drug addictions.
  • Lisa Finnegan, a deputy head teacher from Wilmslow, who will be going to China and Singapore to critically analyse the impact of Shanghai Mastery Maths teaching.
  • Elisabeth Mailhac, a vice principal from Manchester, who will be travelling to Australia and Norway to look into implementing innovative pedagogies to enrich children's lives.
  • Rachel Dolan, who is a researcher and tutor from Manchester. She will be travelling to Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA to research alternative approaches to imprisonment for mothers of young children.
  • Charlotte Spring, a PhD researcher from Manchester, who will be going to the USA to learn from their surplus food redistribution infrastructure.
  • Rosie Clayton, an education consultant from Manchester, who will be going to Canada and the USA to study the development of learning communities through supercharging creative and digital curricula in schools, and building new school movements. 
  • Adele Owen, a police constable and mental health lead from Greater Manchester, who will be travelling to Norway and the USA to investigate mental health peer support networks within the police force.
  • Anna Starkey, a trainee archive conservator from Preston, who will be going to France, Italy and Netherlands to research traditional papermaking techniques.
  • Tracy Paine, an operations director from Sandbach, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to explore the impact of the designed environment on individual wellbeing.
  • Geraldine Leydon, from Stockport, who is a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She will be travelling to Germany and New Zealand to investigate excellent practice for two year olds in schools and nurseries.
  • Dr Erica McInnis, a chartered clinical psychologist from Stockport, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate the Afrikan Centred Psychotherapy for well-being.
  • Annette Hargreaves, a university tutor from Stockport, who will be going to Australia and New Zealand to research adult and child mental health in Child Development.

Scotland

  • Helen Griffiths, a theatre artist from Aboyne, who will be going to Australia and the USA to research models of creating theatre for 'extraordinary audiences' - people with severe disabilities, dementia and autism.
  • Daniel Johnson, a senior forensic psychologist from Bridge of Weir, who will be travelling to the USA to research models of care for traumatised children.
  • Agnes Houston, from Coatbridge, who will be going to Canada and Ireland to meet with people who, like her, have a diagnosis of dementia. She will be collecting their lived experience of sensory challenges and coping strategies.
  • Christopher Barr, who is a music learning producer from East Kilbride. He will be going to Australia and the USA to learn about how to engage the local community with an International Concert Hall.
  • Dr Alan Jaap, a consultant physician from Edinburgh, who will be going to the Netherlands and the USA to investigate ways of improving new doctors' readiness for the workplace and patient safety.
  • Sara Preston, from Edinburgh, who is Senior Young People's Project Officer for Scotland at Beat, the eating disorder support charity. She will be travelling to Canada and the USA to research best practice in helping young people with eating disorders.
  • Janet Killeen, from Edinburgh, who was the Director of Public Policy for Alzheimer Scotland before her retirement in 2012. She will be going to Australia to research best practice in supported decision-making for adults with incapacity.
  • Jamie Ferguson, a software engineer from Glasgow, who will be going to South Africa to investigate novel approaches to astronomy experience for visually impaired people.
  • Prof. Tracey Howe, from Glasgow, who is Deputy Chair of Glasgow City of Science. She will be travelling to the USA to learn from large-scale health communication projects in New York City.
  • Suzanna Ferguson, a freelance senior practitioner from Glasgow, who will be going to Argentina, Portugal and Spain to explore the integration of Hospital Clowns into healthcare units.
  • David Wilson, an artist and designer from Perth, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to explore stonework practice and techniques.
  • Marc Cairns, from Pollokshields, who is Director of Participation at Pidgin Perfect in Glasgow. He will be travelling to Albania, Azerbaijan, Serbia and Turkey to investigate how young people can become involved in decision-making processes around the built environment.
  • Senga Cree, from Prestwick, who is the National Lead for NHS Scotland's Musculoskeletal & Ortho Programme. She will be travelling to Japan and the USA to research the development of an arthroplasty rehabilitation framework.

South

  • Suzanne Churcher, a speech and language therapist from Alton, who will be travelling to Australia to investigate the impact of early intervention with children with Speech Sound Disorder.
  • Emma Rogers, a victim support worker from Christchurch, who will be going to Australia and the USA to explore the role of doulas in empowering vulnerable pregnant women.
  • Rachel Remnant, a reserves officer from Winchester, who will be going to Romania to investigate traditional meadow skills.

South East

  • Anna Cooper, a maths specialist from Beckenham, who will be travelling to Australia and Japan to investigate new approaches to problem-solving in maths. 
  • Dr Kerry Taylor, who is Clinical Director with Brighton Parent Infant Psychological Therapy. She will be travelling to the USA to examine ways of developing preventative mental health with babies and their parents.
  • Dr James Perkins, a physics teacher from Dunkirk, who will be going to North America, Finland, Germany and Turkey to investigate best practice for science research in a high-school setting.

South West

  • Dr Jenny Griffiths, who is a clinical psychologist and infant mental health specialist from Bristol. She will be going to Australia and the USA to explore ways of helping infants traumatised by family violence.
  • Dr Mark Bigwood, a doctor from Bath, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to research approaches to the care of drug and alcohol dependant prisoners on first reception.
  • Sophie Cobb, an assistant head teacher from Bristol, who will be going to Canada to explore the development of interventions for the wellbeing of vulnerable children.
  • Simon Edwards, from Bath, who is the founder and Head of Strategy of the humanitarian response charity Serve On. He will be travelling to Australia and the USA to investigate the root causes and treatment of PTSD.
  • Emma Cook, an exhibition manager from Bristol, who will be going to Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and the USA to learn more about the impact of science centres.
  • Edward Rogers, Director of Bristol Braille Technology CIC, who will be travelling to China and India to explore ways of making blind literacy affordable worldwide.
  • Polly Baynes, a social worker and trainer from Plymouth, who will be going to Australia to explore approaches to maintaining birth family contact in kinship care.
  • Nishtha Chugh, whois an online journalist and producer from Bristol. She will be travelling to India, Pakistan, Qatar and the USA to investigate breaking the taboo against organ donation in BAME communities. 

Surrey & West Sussex

  • Hannah Tookey, a producer from Esher, who will be travelling to India and the USA to investigate how to effectively combat and raise awareness about social injustice through art.
  • Yvonne Osafo, from Mitcham, who is a psychotherapist and teaching staff member with The School of Infant Mental Health. She will be travelling to Norway, Sweden and the USA to find out about best practice in Parent Infant Psychotherapy (PIP).
  • Justine Sweet, from Tadworth, who is Head of Audiology, ENT and Oral Services with Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She will be going to the USA to look into improving care for people with hearing loss, tinnitus and dementia.
  • Karen Titchener, from Chichester, who is Deputy Head of Nursing and Clinical Lead at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. She will be going to Australia to investigate the international evidence from Hospital in the Home.
  • Gudrun Helevuo-Burnet, a senior business partner from Chertsey, who will be going to North America and Australia to research international perspectives on housing and domestic abuse.
  • Jonathan Hill, an instrument maker and teacher from Redhill, who will be travelling to Turkey to explore historical techniques for the construction of ouds.
  • Janice Lobban, a senior art psychotherapist from Guildford, who will be going to the USA to investigate art therapy for military veterans with PTSD.
  • Zara Todd, a PhD student from Kingston upon Thames, who will be going to Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines to research best practice in leadership for disabled people.
  • Dr Kathryn Hollins, who is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist from Surrey. She will be going to Scandinavia and the USA to explore best practice in enabling parents to meet children’s emotional needs.

Thameslea

  • David Humphreys, a psychotherapist from Bishop’s Stortford, who will be going to Canada and the USA to explore ways of improving family member involvement in community mental health treatment.
  • Christopher Mastricci, whois an event waste and recycling management operative from Chrishall. He will be travelling to Japan and the USA to research ways of reducing festival waste through education, accountability and improved environmental practice
  • Sarah Amani, a senior programme manager from Oxford, who will be travelling to Australia to explore improving the mental health of young people in transition.
  • Patricia Jarrett, a research fellow in midwifery from Oxford, who will be going to the USA and Australia to research ways of reducing stigma in perinatal mental health.
  • Tim Abrahams, a digital editor from Oxford, who will be travelling to the USA to explore how technology influences architecture.
  • Paul Stacey, who is the founding Artistic Director of Reading Repertory Theatre and Reading Studio of Dramatic Art. He will be travelling to the USA to research vocational theatre training in conjunction with professional producing theatres.
  • Seigo Robinson, a Circular Economy Lead from Royston, who will be travelling to Brazil, Chile, Indonesia and the Philippines to research the opportunities created by a Social Circular Economy.
  • Rebecca Goddard, a deputy head teacher from Witney, who will be travelling to Canada to explore best practice in the teaching of literacy for reading.

Wales

  • Hannah Norman, an administrative and social media coordinator from Cardiff, who will be going to the USA to explore local organic food systems to benefit the urban community.
  • Nicola Joyce, a specialist immunisation nurse from Cardiff, who will be travelling to New Zealand to look into ways of improving the flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers.
  • Alison O'Connor, from Penarth, who is Co-Director of Cardiff arts organisation Re-Live. She will be travelling to several countries including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada and Croatia to investigate the impact of theatre on families and veterans affected by trauma.
  • Mary Wilson, a specialty trainee in dental public health from Swansea, who will be travelling to Australia and New Zealand to investigate a screening tool for childhood dental decay.
  • Peter Howlett, a ukulele maker from Talysarn, who will be travelling to the USA to study best practice teaching in ukulele building schools.

West Midlands

  • Cath Gilliver, who is CEO of SIFA Fireside in Birmingham. She will be travelling to the USA to explore how arts-based Co-ops can help homeless people into employment.
  • William McMorran, Director of Architectonicus in Bromyard, who will be travelling to Australia, Canada and the Netherlands to study the transformative integration of dementia care and the care environment.
  • Louise Cannon, from Dudley, who is an award manager with The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. She will be going to Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands to explore the role of leaders in driving change in sustainable housing.
  • Matthew Smith, a gardener from Evesham, who will be travelling to France and South Africa to explore the flora of the region as discovered by historical plant hunters.
  • Dr Elizabeth Berragan, an associate professor in nursing from Gloucester, who will be travelling to Australia to explore multi-disciplinary simulation and learning for patient safety.
  • Dr Timothy Robbins, a junior doctor from Leamington Spa, who will be going to the USA to explore patient-centred digital health and personalised care.
  • Adam Keeling,who is Director of Whichford Pottery in Shipston-on-Stour. He will be travelling to Japan to investigate apprenticeships in Eastern and Western world ceramics.
  • Jon Clarke, a senior deputy head from Walsall, who will be going to the USA to examine the impact of expeditionary learning schools in inner city areas.