Dear members and friends,

We are pleased to invite staff and students to the first DARN Talk for the new semester. The talk will focus on Research Ethics: Perspectives from Africa & the UK. The Guest Speaker is Dr. Daisy Nwaozuzu from the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee.


This discourse explores the differing conceptualisations of research ethics across the African continent and the dilemma surrounding the conduct of research in cross cultural contexts in comparison to the United Kingdom. With an increased number of African students in the UK who are carrying out various research on national, regional and global issues, this presentation seeks to explore the incongruities of culture, consent, and understanding of family, gender and children as participants. It aims to address the challenges as well as benefits of conducting such international cross cultural research as compared to the ethical practice in UK- based field studies.

Speaker’s bio
Dr. Daisy Nwaozuzu is an Associate Tutor at the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee where she recently completed a PhD programme with the thesis titled – The effectiveness of information and communication technology on generic skills development: Teachers, pupils and employers perceptions. Her research was inspired by her eight years’ work experience in the IT sector of a bank in the UK and past work experience as a Learning Technologist within schools, further education and higher education. As a qualified teacher with specialisation in teacher education, Daisy supports and contributes to teaching and learning across educational suites within the School of Education and Social Work and the Medical Education Department of the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Daisy also holds a master’s degree in IT and management from St Andrews University, Scotland and an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in educational management / political science from Lagos State University, Nigeria.

Date:     Thursday, 28th September, 2017.
Venue:  Room 2G14, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.
Time:     4:30 – 6.00pm

We hope to see you there.

Kindly accept the best regards of DARN’s facilitating team.

Rebecca Mutesi
Director of Communications.