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DkIT Academic Hammond is Recipient of Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship

21 September 2023

Dr Sarpong Hammond Antwi, former postgraduate student at the Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies in DkIT, has recently been announced as the recipient of a prestigious Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship, one of only three awarded in the Institute or Technology/Technological University Sector.

Hammond, who hails from Ghana, is a passionate advocate for environmental issues and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Earlier this year he completed his PhD studies under the supervision of Dr Suzanne Linnane-Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies at DkIT, Dr Alec Rolston- Goyder Institute, Australia, Dr David Gerry -Emeritus DkIT, with guidance from Prof Jill Slinger - TU Delft. His postgraduate research was funded under the Higher Education Authority’s Landscape Programme. During Hammond’s PhD he contributed meaningfully to both DkIT and the wider community including volunteering for DkIT’s highly successful school’s outreach programmes - Cell EXPLORERS and H2O Heroes - and as a Rapporteur for COP27.

Through his research, Hammond has examined the intricacies and challenges of water governance in Ireland and his research excellence is evidenced by his substantial publications and contributions to the scientific community. Dr Sarpong’s postdoctoral fellowship will investigate practices by which institutions and agencies in the water sector in Ireland can engage with each other to promote the transition towards a sustainable water future for Ireland.

Hammond is currently being mentored by Dr Suzanne Linnane and Dr Caroline Gilleran Stephens, Freshwater and Environmental Studies, DkIT.


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