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Diane Archer

  • Alumni
  • Thailand
  • 2005 MPhil Planning Growth and Regeneration
    2006 PhD Land Economy
  • Sidney Sussex College
Diane Archer

Diane Archer

  • Alumni
  • Thailand
  • 2005 MPhil Planning Growth and Regeneration
    2006 PhD Land Economy
  • Sidney Sussex College

I am a Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia, based in Bangkok. I work on urban development issues ranging from urban climate resilience to urban health and wellbeing in South and South East Asian cities.

Jeronimo Arellano

  • Alumni
  • Ecuador
  • 2005 MPhil Latin American Studies
  • Clare Hall
Jeronimo Arellano

Jeronimo Arellano

  • Alumni
  • Ecuador
  • 2005 MPhil Latin American Studies
  • Clare Hall

My current research focuses on the interaction between alphabetic writing and other systems of inscription -the Inca quipu, in particular- in colonial texts from the Andes region. I am also interested in the representation of narratives of origin in contemporary Latin American cinema and visual arts.

Albert Arhin

  • Alumni
  • Ghana
  • 2012 PhD Geography
  • Emmanuel College
Albert Arhin

Albert Arhin

  • Alumni
  • Ghana
  • 2012 PhD Geography
  • Emmanuel College

I am currently completing my PhD studies at the Department of Geography. My research is focused on evolution of ideas about conservation, climate change and natural resource development, how they are translated into specific interventions in different geographical contexts and the politics of what happens when they are implemented in specific project sites. Specifically, I am examining the evolution, translation and politics of the idea of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), which is a prominent climate change policy in the context of Ghana. West Africa. I am alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and also studied at the University of Leeds, UK as a Commonwealth Scholar. Previously, I worked as the Research and Policy Manager and also as a Health Policy Manager for Oxfam in Ghana.

Carlota Armillas-Mateos

  • Alumni
  • Spain
  • 2019 MPhil Engineering for Sustainable Development
  • Peterhouse
Carlota Armillas-Mateos

Carlota Armillas-Mateos

  • Alumni
  • Spain
  • 2019 MPhil Engineering for Sustainable Development
  • Peterhouse

The tales about great engineers my mom used to tell me when I was a little girl growing up in El Puerto de Santa María made me want to become an engineer and invent things to help others. During my double degree in Mechanical + Industrial Design & Product Development Engineering in Cadiz University, I developed an interest in sustainability, regarding my future responsibility on consumer products whose manufacturing, usage and end-of-life will impact our ecosystem. For this reason, I use eco-design techniques in my projects, like the design of an ergonomic infant radiant warmer, a ship bulbous bow for Navantia Shipyards or technical help for the blind (national runner up in the James Dyson Award). My work experience in INNANOMAT R&D group has taught me how difficult it is to implement eco-design strategies, as economic profitability often seems to be the only concern. However, I believe it is my duty as an engineer to use my creativity to find solutions that take into consideration the present needs (like the pursuit of social fairness) and problems (such as pollution or resource depletion) in addition to economic profits. Improving people's lives is the aim of engineering, but I think we are not doing it ok if our creations imply negative consequences for people or the ecosystem. During my MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, I focused my dissertation research to help designers develop effective and sustainable medical devices during health emergencies in the global south. This was inspired by the scarcity of respiratory medical devices during the Covid-19 pandemic. The tool can be accessed here: sher.carlota.armillas.com/ . As Gates alumna, I am focusing my profesional career as engineer in the healthcare sector, looking for the trade-offs between 'good health for all', 'responsible consumption and production' and 'reduced inequalities'.

Previous Education

Universidad de C MechEng, IndDes&ProdDevelopEng 2018

Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlotaarmillas
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlota-armillas-b19427137

Sarah Armitage

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2012 MPhil Economic and Social History
  • Jesus College
Sarah Armitage

Sarah Armitage

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2012 MPhil Economic and Social History
  • Jesus College

Currently working as a research assistant at MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, I will begin a PhD in energy and environmental economics at Harvard University in fall 2016. As a Gates Scholar, I completed the M.Phil. in Economic and Social History at Cambridge, after graduating from Yale University last spring with a B.A. in history.

Jenna Armstrong

  • Scholar
  • United States
  • 2020 PhD Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
  • Jesus College
Jenna Armstrong

Jenna Armstrong

  • Scholar
  • United States
  • 2020 PhD Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
  • Jesus College

Previous Education

Duke University Medical School Medicine 2022
University of Washington Education 2018
Bates College Biochemistry and Mathematics 2015

Jeanne-Rose Arn

  • Scholar
  • Switzerland
  • 2019 PhD Law
  • King's College
Jeanne-Rose Arn

Jeanne-Rose Arn

  • Scholar
  • Switzerland
  • 2019 PhD Law
  • King's College

Jeanne-Rose Arn is a Gates Scholar and Ph.D. Candidate in Law and Philosophy. Her research focuses on the legal and moral responsibility of self-deceivers. Self-deception is a critical topic in today’s world and yet remains unexplored in law. Are people who unconsciously acquire false beliefs despite possessing the correct evidence responsible for these false beliefs and the harmful actions they take based on them, and if so, how? Using philosophy of mind, moral psychology, and the law, Jeanne proposed a new model of self-deception and is building a framework to account for the responsibility of self-deceivers. Throughout her studies and legal work, Jeanne has engaged on societal issues surrounding the impact of false beliefs: she has co-authored a handbook on the rights of immigrant women in Switzerland to combat misinformation on the subject in collaboration with the University of Geneva and has defended religious minorities against hate speech in the Swiss courts. Jeanne-ROse studied both Law and Philosophy at the University of Geneva and Harvard Law School. She has held research and teaching positions in legal philosophy and in tort law at the University of Geneva and at the University of Fribourg (2018-2020). She is an Academic Fellow of the University of Geneva Centre for Philanthropy (2018-present), where she focuses on corporate social responsibility. Jeanne-Rose is also a qualified lawyer in Switzerland.

Previous Education

Harvard University Law 2016
University of Geneva Law 2016
University of Geneva Philosophy 2015

Nathan Arrington

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2003 MPhil Classics
  • Peterhouse
Nathan Arrington

Nathan Arrington

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2003 MPhil Classics
  • Peterhouse

Trivikram Arun Ramanathan

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2005 MPhil Industrial Systems
  • Wolfson College
Trivikram Arun Ramanathan

Trivikram Arun Ramanathan

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2005 MPhil Industrial Systems
  • Wolfson College

Management of technology will have a pivotal impact on human weal in the developing world. Intricate relationships between several factors need to be analyzed to understand to what extent manufacturing should balance skilling/deskilling, job creation/preservation with increasing productivity. I hope to use what I learn at Cambridge, for furthering my understanding of the interdependencies that exist in matters relating to industrial systems, management of technology and socio economic impact.

Abena Asante-Poku

  • Alumni
  • Ghana
  • 2004 MPhil BioScience Enterprise
  • Magdalene College
Abena Asante-Poku

Abena Asante-Poku

  • Alumni
  • Ghana
  • 2004 MPhil BioScience Enterprise
  • Magdalene College

Hmmm, well I hope I have lots of fun, meet new people and live life to the full!!

Andrew Ashcroft

  • Alumni
  • Canada
  • 2001 PhD Engineering
  • Wolfson College
Andrew Ashcroft

Andrew Ashcroft

  • Alumni
  • Canada
  • 2001 PhD Engineering
  • Wolfson College

After completing my studies in Cambridge (2005), I spent time in Switzerland and London. After working as an oil trader for a major investment bank in London, I returned to North America in 2008. I currently live and work in Houston, TX with my beautiful wife Annie, our 2 young children, Evie and Jonah as well as our dog Malachy.

Arjun Ashoka

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2019 PhD Physics
  • Trinity Hall
Arjun Ashoka

Arjun Ashoka

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2019 PhD Physics
  • Trinity Hall

Having grown up in sunny, dry India I was exposed early on to issues of sustainability due to severe water shortages in my school and the surrounding regions. The capacity of science to systematically develop sustainable and renewable technologies has become apparent to me through my BSc in Physics at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and my MASt in Physics at Cambridge. One of the most exciting areas of development is that of photovoltaics. We have so far been limited in our capacity to harness energy from the sun due to our inability to control sunlight - solar panels require direct sunlight. Harvesting diffuse light - the kind that bounces of buildings and clouds - is in some sense 'forbidden' due to the Second Law of Thermodynamics - diffuse light is 'disordered', and 'ordering' it means we reduce the entropy of the system. I plan to spend my PhD in the optoelectronics group at the Cavendish exploring ways around this limitation - through the use of Luminescent Solar Concentrators and carrier multiplication photophysics. In order to effectively study these systems and tweak their entropy management, I will explore the fundamental processes of thermalisation and localisation. Through my PhD in Physics I will strive to develop an understanding of the fundamental physics of these systems in order to eventually make a pass at efficient harvesting of diffuse light.

Previous Education

University of Cambridge Physics 2019
St. Xavier's College, Mumbai Physics 2018

Peter Asimov

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2016 PhD Music
  • Clare College
Peter Asimov

Peter Asimov

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2016 PhD Music
  • Clare College

Previous Education

Brown University
Oxford University

Sara Asrat

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2006 PhD Modern European History
  • Trinity Hall
Sara Asrat

Sara Asrat

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2006 PhD Modern European History
  • Trinity Hall

I am interested in the historical evolution of modern racial categories, and the current socioeconomic repurcussions of early western encounters with the racial "other." At Cambridge I hope to explore differences in the imagery used to describe nonwhite peoples accross class lines in the late 18th century. This topic appeals to me both historically and as a way of approaching the unhealthy contemporary intersection of race and class status.

Felix Assah

  • Alumni
  • Cameroon
  • 2005 PhD Epidemiology
  • Wolfson College
Felix Assah

Felix Assah

  • Alumni
  • Cameroon
  • 2005 PhD Epidemiology
  • Wolfson College

My PhD research will focus on objective measurement of physical activity in an adult Cameroonian population. This work is within the broad area of understanding the determinants of adult obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders. I intend to focus my career on alleviating the burden of diabetes on the population and the healthcare system through epidemiological research on primordial and primary prevention of diabetes.

Andrew Asten

  • Alumni
  • Australia
  • 2012 MPhil International Relations
  • Jesus College
Andrew Asten

Andrew Asten

  • Alumni
  • Australia
  • 2012 MPhil International Relations
  • Jesus College

Since 2007 I have been developing an interest in and passion for public policy and governance. My undergraduate studies in law and economics in Australia, combined with my work at the Australian youth-run aid & development organisation The Oaktree Foundation, gave me many opportunities to develop these interests. After graduating I spent 15 months as a solicitor at Freehills, a leading Australian commercial law firm, before moving to The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm that has a strong public sector practice. My hope is that studying the Cambridge MPhil International Relations with the help of the Cambridge Gates Scholarship will continue to equip me with the knowledge and capability to have a substantial impact for the public good through public policy & governance.

Saloni Atal

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2017 PhD Psychology
  • Christ's College
Saloni Atal

Saloni Atal

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2017 PhD Psychology
  • Christ's College

I grew up in the city of Mumbai in India where over half the city lives in "slums". As a person of relative privilege in a country where hundreds of millions live below the poverty line, I am motivated to use my career to drive global development

I completed my MPhil & PhD in Social Psychology at Cambridge (2017-21). As part of my PhD, I examined the gender impacts of a successful NGO in India working to empower women with a view to understanding how their work can be scaled (https://www.muktanganedu.org/).

Motivated by the desire to connect knowledge with practice, I now work at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, an impact focussed strategy consulting firm. My role sits within Dalberg's monitoring, evaluation and learning practice, which advises government agencies, international development organisations, foundations, impact investors, corporations and charities on measuring and managing social impact.

I am immensely thankful to the Trust for their support, without which I would not have been a part of Cambridge's rich intellectual heritage. I had many mentors on my way to this scholarship and I am passionate about paying it forward. You can follow my work and get in touch with me on LinkedIN or Twitter: @Saloni_Atal

Previous Education

University of Hong Kong
University of Cambridge

Martin Atela

  • Alumni
  • Kenya
  • 2009 PhD Public Health and Primary Care
  • Peterhouse
Martin Atela

Martin Atela

  • Alumni
  • Kenya
  • 2009 PhD Public Health and Primary Care
  • Peterhouse

After my PhD, I joined a Nairobi based policy think-tank - African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), - as a Research Knowledge Translation Scientist, leading a Bill & Melinda Gates funded project to map Maternal-Newborn-Child Health, Family Planning, and HIV/AIDS integration framework across four sub-Sahara African countries, to inform the foundation's policy in these areas. I am also helping the Technical University of Kenya develop a number of graduate courses in the areas of global health and international relations.

Previous Education

Moi University BA Hons
University of Cambridge MPhil International Relations
University of Copenhagen MSc International Health