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Congratulations to Sanley Abila on achieving his PhD (Supervisors: David Walters and Sara McBride-Stewart; Thesis: ‘Case Study of Sponsored Cadetship Programmes in the Philippines’). 

Congratulations to Carolyn Graham for winning the poster competition at the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) Annual Doctoral Conference. Leeds University Business School. May 11, 2016. 

Prior to that, the poster also emerged as joint first place winner at the School of Social Sciences Annual Postgraduate Café Conference, Cardiff University, May 5.

For her efforts Carolyn won a plaque and commitment to cover attendance at a conference of her choice from the CERIC conference, and a book voucher from the Postgraduate Cafe Conference.



Congratulations to Carolyn Graham on winning the poster competition and a £50 gift card for Blackwell's, at the Social Sciences Doctoral Conference, June 12 , 2015


Congratulations to Manasi Dutt on successful completion of her Viva in October. (Supervisors: Lijun Tang and Ralph Fevre; Thesis: ‘Indian Seafarers’ Experiences of Ill-Treatment On-Board Ships’). Congratulations to Eliseo (Don) Lucero-Prisno on achieving his PhD (Supervisors: Gareth Williams and Nick Bailey; Thesis: ‘Navigating the Seas, Negotiating the Sex: An Ethnographic Study on the Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviour of Seafarers in the Context of HIV/AIDS’).

Congratulations to Carolyn Graham
for winning second place in The Library of Wales Review Competition 2014: University category. Carolyn reviewed ‘Country Dance’ by Margiad Evans. The Library of Wales project aims to bring literature in Wales that has been written in English to contemporary readers.


Congratulations to Iris Acejo on achieving her PhD (Supervisors: Helen Sampson and Theo Nichols; Thesis: Filipino Seafarers and Transnationalism).

Congratulations to Ngwatung Akamangwa on achieving his PhD (Supervisors: Helen Sampson and David Walters; Thesis: Global Environmental Regulation and Workers in the Shipping Industry).
Congratulations to Priscilla Leong on achieving her PhD (Supervisors: Ian Welsh and Nick Bailey; Thesis: Understanding the Seafarer Global Labour Market in the Context of a Seafarer 'Shortage').


Congratulations to Conghua Xue on achieving his PhD (Supervisors: David Walters and Ian Welsh; Thesis: Shaping Safety Culture at Sea: The Role of Communication).


Roderick GalamResearching global inequality
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Maritime Matters in the 21st Century
The 1st SIRC-Nippon Fellow Maritime Conference
22nd January 2009
This conference is an initiative of the SIRC-Nippon PhD fellows studying with the Seafarers International Research Centre at Cardiff University. The Fellowship Programme is funded by the Nippon Foundation with the aim of training maritime social scientists and developing an international network of researchers in this area. The conference is, therefore, the first in what is projected to be an annual event and will bring together Nippon Fellows, from SIRC and other institutions around the world, to discuss issues facing the maritime sector in the 21st century. To view the proceedings click here.


Fellows share their stories for the 125th Anniversary of Cardiff University:

Nelson Turgo
Victor Gekara
Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno
Lin Li

Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno: I am very elated to share with you the results of the SHINE Award (International Student Award) of the British Council which recognizes foreign students in the UK. I was judged as 'Highly Commended' among 1600 entrants recognizing my achievement as a PhD student. I am the sole winner from Cardiff University (and the very first from my country, the Philippines). My rich experience at SIRC and Cardiff University, my extra-curricular activities, my volunteer work with the Balud Project and my work in the maritime industry helped me clinch the award.


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