Baking cakes for Malawi

Beth arranged a cake sale at her local church and raised £40 to support rural community projects in Malawi. She talks of her motivation to join the DASH to Malawi 2014 work experience trip and a skill she hopes to share:

 This visit would allow me to learn from the people in Malawi and to appreciate their resourcefulness.  I have achieved my black belt in Shotokan karate which may be interesting for the locals!

Bethany Doda (Dietetics student)

Beth enjoys the summer of 2014

Beth enjoys the summer of 2014


Patricia Lund

I teach on cell biology, human genetics and cancer biology modules in the Department for Applied Sciences & Health (DASH). I have organised a work experience trip to Malawi (first one in August 2014) using contacts and experience from my field work in Africa and started this DASH to Africa blog to engage all our students (and others) in our international engagement.
More about my research: studies on the genetic condition albinism in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and Ghana have been wide reaching with multiple partners and funders. Information has been gathered on the frequency of albinism in different populations, mutations in the gene causing the condition, sun protection strategies adopted to reduce the risk of developing sun induced skin damage, health (especially genetic) care for this vulnerable group, education (mainstream versus special schools) and social perceptions (and misconceptions) about albinism in African communities. These multi-faceted studies have been enriched by collaborations with local albinism associations in Africa and. I have also been privileged to meet many families with albinism.

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