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Occupational Therapy lecturer awarded prestigious fellowship

Date 20.09.2016

Roshni Khatri, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the Occupational Therapy subject group, has been awarded the Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Fellowship from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa for 2016.

The Carnegie Fellowship Programme seeks to stimulate research collaboration and networking between leading health sciences alumni – who now live and work in academic institutions around the globe – and their counterparts at the University of the Witwatersrand. The programme is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 ‘to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding’.

Roshni commented: “I guess I felt really humbled and grateful for being asked to go over and share my experiences. It gave me an opportunity to give back to my home institution. I also learnt a lot from colleagues and workshop attendees which will inform my practice in the future.

Roshni recently travelled to the University of the Witwatersrand, and her visit included the development of projects related to the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability – an occupational therapy practice model. While in South Africa, Roshni introduced the Health Sciences Faculty at Wits University to Northampton’s course re-design process, which is using technology to enhance current learning and teaching practices.


Roshni Khatri and Professor Beverly Kramer (Assistant Dean: Research and Postgraduate Support, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand).