The next trip- DASH to Malawi 2016

The 2015 group on a walk around Fisherman's Rest

The 2015 group on a walk around Fisherman’s Rest

We are running another work experience trip to Malawi in August/September 2016.

All students in the School of Life Sciences as well as students on OT, physiotherapy and dietetics courses are eligible to apply; all successful applicants will be sponsored by their School- £400 towards the cost of the trip and your travel insurance will be covered.

There are 14 places on this trip, so send your application to me as soon as possible!

Details in the file attached below, with some information on the past 2 trips.

Send your application to me (details of what needs to be included in your application in the attached file):

I look forward to receiving your applications.



Click here for more information and details of how to apply:

Trip to Malawi 2016


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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