UWI graduate student Navida Bachan, has been awarded the prestigious Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentship Award for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Only two studentships are available each year – one is designated for a UK-registered student while the other is awarded to a student from other Commonwealth countries.
The Round Table was founded in 1910 and is the oldest English-language international affairs journal, providing analysis and commentary from research on all aspects of international affairs.
Navida, who is studying for a PhD in Governance at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at St. Augustine Campus, has focused her research on investigating health system governance and its impact on the performance of health systems in Trinidad and Tobago and the UK.
According to UWI, she has a special interest in the tenets of participatory governance in the health sector and how they have been applied in Commonwealth contexts that have facilitated improved health outcomes for populations.
It adds that her professional work as a researcher in T&T’s health sector, both at the national and sub-national levels, has contributed significantly to her insights about health system governance and its link to health system performance, and subsequently healthcare delivery.