ATPS Research Fellows

The ATPS will maintain a database of research fellows selected from reputable international institutions working on ST&I policy related subject. Membership to the fellowship program shall be by nomination by ATPS Network members subject to evaluation and approval by the ATPS Fellowship Committee. This pool of experts shall serve as eternal peer review panels for research proposals submitted to ATPS for funding and also assist in the review of research outputs from programs relevant to their subject areas.

Confirmed ATPS Fellows:    

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Room 307, 380 Edwards Street
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: 203 432-4246
Fax: 203-432-5556
Email: weslynne.ashton@yale.edu

DR. WESLYNNE ASHTON is the program director for “Industrial Ecology in Developing Countries” at the Center for Industrial Ecology. She previously managed Yale’s “Puerto Rico: an Island of Sustainability” research project from 2002-2008. She has provided consulting expertise on green business strategies to the Inter-American Development Bank, United Technologies Corporation and the Kohala Center in Hawai’i. Prior to Yale, she worked as an environmental engineer at Gradient Corporation in Massachusetts, modeling contaminant transport and devising remediation strategies in soil and groundwater. She also led Trinidad and Tobago based Technology Experts Caribbean Holdings (an information technology services start-up firm), through its first year of incorporation. She holds Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Environmental Science from Yale, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Brendan Fisher
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
ph: 609 258 2448
Website: www.valuingthearc.org

Research Interests: Ecological economics; ecosystem service governance, valuation and distributional considerations; global income inequity and development.

DR. BRENDAN FISHER has training in environmental engineering, natural sciences and economics. He completed an MSc at the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University in 2001 having researched forest perceptions in Cambodia. He completed a PhD at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. His dissertation “Distribution and Development” investigated how issues of distribution (moving from plant species distributions to income to climate change policies) affects welfare outcomes. After a brief postdoc with the RSPB, Brendan joined CSERGE in 2006 with a focus on how ecosystem services are produced, how they flow in time and space, and how are the benefits and beneficiaries are distributed across the landscape. This ties in with his interest in inequality/poverty under different conversion scenarios or conservation schemes. His applied research in this area is ecosystem service investigation in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania – a biodiversity hotspot. He is also interested in macroeconomic growth theory and its treatment and implications for welfare and equity outcomes.

He has published in several journals including Ecological Applications, Nature, and Ecological Economics. He was awarded the Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Award for young scientist in Ecological Economics.

Other interests include hiking, rock climbing, gardening, poetry, yoga, football (soccer to some).


DR. A. M. Dlamini
Department of Animal Production and Health (APH)
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Swaziland
Email: adlamini@agric.uniswa.sz

DR. A. M. DLAMINI is a Lecturer at the Department of Animal Production and Health, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Swaziland. He is well versed with the initiative to promote S&T and assist policy makers with research findings in science, technology and innovations systems.


DR. Charles Mataya
Tel: +265 095 11104
Email: cmataya@yahoo.com

DR. CHARLES MATAYA is the Principal and Associate Professor at the University if Malawi Polytechnic. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Malawi, Bunda College. Between 2003 – 2005, he was a Policy Economist for the IFDC in Malawi where his key duties included analysing food, agricultural natural resources policies and monitoring and evaluating project implementation. He has worked as a Director of Agricultural Planning and the Ministry of Agriculture in Malawi in addition to other senior positions held with various other government agencies. Dr. Mataya holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics (Marketing) from the University of Alberta and an M Sc in Agricultural Economics (Marketing) from the University of Florida, USA.


Adedeji Ahmed Adebowale
Department of Pharmacology,
Obafemi Awolowo College of health sciences
PMB 2022, Sagamu,
Ogun State, Nigeria
Email: ahmedade1@yahoo.co.uk

ADEDEJI AHMED ADEBOWALE is a lecturer of pharmacology at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Ibadan. He is a member of the West African Society for Pharmacology, society for interdisciplinary research, the American society for microbiology as well as a correspondence member of the International society for infectious diseases. He has authored several publications and he is currently the principal investigator in a study on intermittent presumptive treatment of malaria in pregnant women in south western Nigeria.


Adenkule Bamidele
University of Guelf, Ontario, Canada
41 Dean Avenue, Guelph
Ontario, N1G1K6, Canada
Email: badekunl@uoguelph.ca


DR. Thembela Kenneth Hillie
Principal Research Scientist
National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
34 Garlicke Crescent, Pierre van Ryneveld
Centurion, South Africa
Tel: +27 12 841 3874
Fax: +27 12 841 2229
Email: thillie@csir.co.za

DR. THEMBELA KENNETH HILLIE is a Group Leader at the National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He was a Metrology Group Leader in Nanotechnology at the CSIR. He is involved in the steering committee for implementation of nano at CSIR and is the Co-chair of the NanoAfrica organizing committee. He holds membership in various professional bodies including being a member if the Metrology Advisory Committee and a Member of the Editorial Review Board for Journal of Nano Education. Dr. Hillie holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Free State (UFS) and an M Sc in Physics from the University of Transkei (now Walter Sisulu University) in South Africa.


DR. SEIFE AYELE researches on a number of innovations in livestock systems, including fodder, and organizational and institutional innovations. He is currently undertaking a comparative study of the Fodder Innovation Project and Fodder Adoption Project being implemented in five African and Asian countries. He also works on the selection and adoption of interrelated innovations in the East African Dairy Development project. He is an Economist by training with vast experience in researching science and technology policy and regulation; knowledge innovation and development; and enterprise and entrepreneurship development. Before joining ILRI in 2008, Dr. Seife held a research post at the Open University, UK, where he conducted and published significant research on the innovation and regulation of agricultural biotechnologies, the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. He also taught on a range of courses for the Open University. He started out as an economic planner and policy analyst in Ethiopia. Dr. Seife has authored many publications.


Dr. Idu Edwin Ejoga
University of Agriculture
P.M.B 2373 Makurdi
Tel: +2348039245406
Email: adwinidu@yahoo.com

IDU EDWIN EJOGA is an assistant lecturer in the department of Agricultural Extension and communication, university of Agriculture, Nigeria. Prior to that, he worked as a graduate assistant in the same department. His responsibilities included conducting researches on a variety of issues such as cyber extension/agroinformatics, capacity building for farmers, adoption and communication of improved agricultural innovations as a means of raising farm productivity and ensuring sustainability; gender and indigenous knowledge utilization, and information technology for mass adaptation of scientific research. Dr. Ejoga holds a Ph.D in Agricultural extension and communication from the university of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.


Prof. Apantaku Samson Olusegun
Department of Agricultural extension and rural development
University of Agriculture
PMB 2240, Abeokuta
Tel: +2348038648563
Email: samapantaku@yahoo.com

PROF. APANTAKU SAMSON OLUSEGUN is a Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He specializes in agricultural and extension processes, development and management issues, vocational educational processes, training and development and rural community development. He is a collaborator in the extension sub program of the Ogun State Agricultural development program and also in the agricultural media resources and extension centre, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Prof. Apantaku has also worked as a consultant researcher for the center of African Settlement Studies and development, where he participated in research programs on community development, social issues and settlement (habitat) studies. Prof. Apantaku is a member of the Nigeria Agricultural Society, Nigeria Association of Teachers of Technology, Nigeria Rural Sociological Association, American Vocational Association among other associations.


DR. Akinbile O. Christopher
Department of Agricultural engineering
School of Engineering and Engineering Technology,
Federal University of Technology
P.M.B 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 803 579 8635
Email: coakinbile@futa.edu.ng ,cakinbile@yahoo.com

DR. CHRISTOPHER OLUWAKUNMI AKINBILE is the Associate Director, Entrepreneurship in the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Gender in Science and Technology (CEGIST), Federal University of Technology, Akure. He is responsible for coordinating Entrepreneurship activities such as organizing sensitization seminars, overseeing certificate and diploma trainings in Entrepreneurship, entrenching Entrepreneurship courses in the undergraduate curricula and general skill acquisition programmes in CEGIST. This is apart from conducting research and teaching undergraduate, postgraduate diploma and postgraduate courses, supervision of Bachelor (B.Eng), Postgraduate diploma (PGD), Masters (M.Eng) and doctorate (Ph.D) degrees projects. Dr. Akinbile holds a PhD and M.Sc degrees in Agricultural & Environmental Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria with specialization in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering option and a bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria. He is a Lecturer in the same department at FUTA. Dr. Akinbile has won several international awards including ‘Our Common Future Fellow’ by Volkswagen Foundation, Germany (2010) and the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for International Course on Design, Implementation and Operations of Drainage Systems in Wageningen, Netherlands (2008). He has many publications in both international and national reputable journals and belongs to many professional bodies such as the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and The Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).


Angela I Emodi
University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Enugu State
Tel: +234 803 5536088
Email: emodiz@yahoo.com


Nichols Crighton
University of Sidney, Australia
Email: crighton.nichols@gmail.com


DR. John Mburu
Center for Development
University of Bonn, Germany
Email: jmburu@uni-bonn.de


Robert Kibugi
University of Ottawa, Canada
Email: rmkibugi@yahoo.com ,rkibu083@uottawa.ca


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