Prof Rea selected as Academic Adviser

Issued: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:47:00 GMT

Professor Paul M Rea in a graphic that includes the CSC logo

We are pleased to report that Life Sciences' Professor Paul M. Rea has been selected as an academic adviser to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC).

The CSC provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives and funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).

Operating within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), the CSC supports innovators and leaders of the future from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries.

The panel of Academic Advisers plays a critical role in the selection of Scholars and Fellows, with the online report forms they submit directly informing the candidate selections made by CSC Commissioners, who often do not have the specific subject expertise.

They use rigorous procedures to ensure that their programmes promote equity and inclusion, reward merit, and deliver widespread access, especially to those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and so the Academic Adviser's review is a vital part of the process.

Professor of Digital and Anatomical Education Rea said: "I am delighted to be involved with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to help identify innovators and leaders from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to impact on development.

"This will aid future generations by promoting access, inclusion and opportunities in science and technology.

"It is an honour and privilege to have been appointed as an Academic Adviser to this government scholarship scheme funded by the Department for International Development"