The word article is on a tablet New research, new knowledge

The winner of the 2020 Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize and three fellow finalists summarise their pioneering research

Diagram of lungs Quarantining COVID-19

Miraj Kobad Chowdhury explains the air-liquid culture (ALI) techniques he is practising in order to investigate exactly how respiratory viruses, such as the one responsible for COVID-19, infect human lung cells and define specific cell sensitivities to the infection.

A landscape of Sierra Leone From epidemics to a pandemic

Alpha Forna explains how inclusive research is making a difference in dealing with epidemics and pandemics, focusing on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and more recently COVID-19.

Acha Anwi Therese providing antenatal and health sensitisation to pregnant women in a hospital in Bota, Limbe Delivering healthcare in Cameroon

Acha Anwi Therese, a nursing volunteer from Cameroon, demonstrates how health education plays an important role in the prevention of diseases through her healthcare delivery work to vulnerable populations and to those displaced by conflict.

The word article is on a tablet Practising care-giving through keyboards

Nanthini Arumugam, a Professor in the Department of Community Health Administration at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), shares the challenges faced by nurses in India during COVID-19, and the efforts of teaching institutes in providing critical and responsive training to support healthcare professionals on the frontline, and to those currently studying.

Face masks found at the beach Uncovering plastic pollution

Through the work of his organisation, OceansAsia, Teale Phelps Bondaroff shares findings on the impact of COVID-19 on marine plastic pollution, particularly the effect which disposable masks have had on this issue.

People walking on a bridge Youth action

Margaret Atimango (2006 Distance Learning Scholar) and Gilbert Atuhe (a National Resilience Coordinator) discuss their work with Save the Children (a global children’s charity which aims to help every child reach their full potential) and explain how they are supporting communities and youth at risk of climate-led disasters in southwestern Uganda.

A map that shows Small Island Developing states (SIDS) Supporting small island states

Marlene Attzs is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Her research has a primary focus on sustainable economic development issues confronting Caribbean Island States. She is also a Civil Society Advisory Governor (CSAG) to the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth agency for civil society.

A cow Collaborative power

Dr Keneth Iceland Kasozi, joined by Professor Susan Christina Welburn, Chair of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, describe the impact of One Health approaches in finding solutions to disease outbreaks.