Carolyn Khamete Mango

Carolyn Khamete Mango is a Commonwealth Scholarship Commission PhD scholar at the University of Glasgow, UK. Her research interest focuses on postcolonial African feminism and its contribution in the Kenyan film industry by studying six contemporary Kenyan women filmmakers.

Carolyn is also a past Commonwealth Scholarship Commission scholar having studied for a Master of Research in Publishing Studies graduate from University of Stirling, UK. Ms Mango conducted research on Kenyan women’s career paths in the book publishing industry.

She has long experience as chief editor, gender officer in the book publishing industry and a former teacher.

Dr Amol Deshmukh

Dr Amol Deshmukh is working as a human-robot interaction researcher in
computing science department at University of Glasgow. He is a
Roboticist and has worked on multiple European Union projects involving
social robots in work places, children in schools and public spaces.

Dr Deshmukh has published more than 36 papers internationally and recently
conducted first of its kind social robot study conducted with rural
subjects in Indian villages which got global media attention. Research
with social robots in developing countries is an essential step towards
informing design decisions for robotic products that seek to address the
populations at the bottom of the economic pyramid to create a positive
impact for the wider community rather than a privileged few in the
developed world.


Ruth Mumba

Ruth Mumba has a BSc in Earth Sciences and Geography from  the University of Malawi.

Ruth is the Director of Abundance Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working on human development and environmental conservation. She has worked on research programs with The University of Glasgow, College of Science, and Engineering, in questionnaire design, team and funds management, and data collection on a Biomass Energy survey ; with the School of Geography and Earth Science she worked on a pilot migration study in data collection and translation.

Lessah Mandoloma

Lessah Mandoloma, is a lecturer in Natural Resources Management. She has a BSc and an MSc in Natural Resources Management- from University of Malawi and Egerton University, Kenya respectively. Lessah is an AWARD fellow, a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientist across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills through tailored fellowships.

Lessah is a member of Women Organised for change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN), Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) and Society for Conservation Biology (SCB).

Research areas: Wildlife management, Ecotourism, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change and Nature Conservation.

Dr Tajudeen Adewumi Adebisi

Tajudeen Adewumi Adebisi obtained his Bachelor’s degree (Education/English), Master’s degree (Adult Education), and Doctoral degree (Adult Education) from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria.

Dr Adebisi started lecturing in 2007 as one of the pioneer lecturers in Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria. Dr Adebisi is now lecturing in the Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He is an expert and consultant in the Field of Adult Education, with specific interest in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development, Workplace learning and Vocational & Technical Education. He has written extensively on these areas in scholarly journals.

Dr Azeez Babatunde Adebakin

Azeez Babatunde Adebakin (Ph.D) is a faculty member in the Department of Educational Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

His research interests revolve around educational planning, economics of education, entrepreneurship education, employability,  job skills/competences development as well as education and work transitions. He has considerable experience in conducting mixed methods research in education in developing countries and has published relevant scholarly articles in his research areas. He had training scholarship and fellowship from DAAD, Germany and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Senegal respectively.

Erin Jessee

Erin Jessee is a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in History at the University of Glasgow specialising in armed conflict and trauma.

She has over a decade of experience conducting research in Rwanda, and recently published Negotiating Genocide in Rwanda: The Politics of History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). She has also published articles in Memory Studies, Conflict and SocietyHistory in AfricaOral History Review, and Forensic Science International, among others.

Additionally, Jessee teaches classes on oral history, ethnography, genocide studies, and Rwandan history, and offers workshops on oral history, qualitative research in conflict-affected settings, and managing danger in fieldwork.


Dr Bola Salami Issa

Dr Issa is an environmentalist with academic backgrounds and field experiences in Surveying and Geo-informatics (Bsc, A.B.U Zaria), Climate Change Risks Management (PgD. Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and Environmental Management (Msc. University of Glamorgan, Wales U.K). Dr Issa is about to start his PhD in Environmental Policy to work on Cumulative Environmental Risk Exposures and Impacts Assessment.

Being an academic with more than 13 years of teaching and research experience, Bola is affiliated to the Unilorin Renewable Energy Centre and the Unilorin Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Climate Change issues, Urban Mining, Carbon Footprint Evaluation, E-waste and Circular Economy, Environmental and Cumulative Impact Assessment, Sustainable Development (Socio, economic, environmental and governance dimensions), Environmental Injustice, applied spatial analysis.

Dr Julien Reboud

Dr Julien Reboud (PhD, Université Joseph Fourier/CEA, 2006) is a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering (since 2017) at the University of Glasgow.

Through his PhD in France, his post-doctoral experience in the Institute of Microelectronics (A-STAR) in Singapore, and fellowship in Glasgow, he established a track record in developing and integrating microfluidic systems for medical diagnostics and drug discovery.

Recently, his research has focussed on the development of such platforms for low resource settings, based on ultra low cost materials (e.g. paper) and precision medicine, to detect multiple diseases in one iteration as well as identify specific organisms in the fight against drug resistance. He has developed a network of collaborators in Rwanda and Uganda, where the devices have been trialled in the field.

Julien also develops and participates in discussions and research on the societal impact of technologies, through outreach activities (responsible innovation) and support of student-led projects (e.g. FemEng in Rwanda, iGEM, Handprints).

He has significant commercialisation experience, as evidenced through his PhD prize in the French national start-up competition (2004), co-invention of an acoustic technology enabling full microfluidic integration leading to the spin-out SAW Dx Ltd ( He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in international journals (including PNAS, Nano Letters, ChemComm., PLOS One, Angewandte, Advanced Materials, Analytical Chemistry, Lab Chip), and 15 patent applications and two granted US patents (US8323572 and US7785890)


Samir Halliru

Samir Halliru is a lecturer in the Department of Adult Education and Community Services, Bayero University, Kano (BUK) Nigeria. Samir holds a Diploma in Public and Private Law (HUK Polytechnic), B.Ed. Adult Education and Community Development (BUK), M.ED Community Development (BUK), MSC Adult and Continuing Education (University of Glasgow, UK) and is a final year PhD Researcher at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Samir is interested in lifelong learning and community development. Samir is a member of the board of the Standing Conference on the University Teaching and Research on the Education of the Adults (SCUTREA), based in the UK, where he was selected as a member Responsible for Africa in 2015.