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Our alumna Emilia Antonio (cohort 2019-2020) reflects on the new perspective she gained from attending our course and how she is now aware of the gaps and challenges in African research.

Emilia Antonio presenting her brief at the Houses of Parliament
Emilia Antonio presenting at the Houses of Parliament

"However, much more remains to be done in the global health research space as evidenced by the repeated calls for decolonizing research which highlights inequities at the various stages of the research cycle: from research conception and initiation to publication and dissemination of findings and, importantly, the effective translation of research into policy and practice without which research for development fails to achieve its goals."

Read the full blog Decolonizing research – Perspectives from an early career researcher on the UKCDR website

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