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Chrystal Macmillan Scholar wins Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

Khuloud Saba is a third year PHD student with the School's Global Public Health Unit.

She also holds a Chrystal Macmillan PhD studentship and was today presented with the prestigious Sir William Darling Memorial Award by the University Chancellor The Princess Royal.

The William Darling Memorial Prize is awarded “to such student in the University of Edinburgh, who, in the opinion of the Principal of that University, shall have done in any year most to advance or enhance the reputation of the University.” Khuloud – who shares this year’s prize with Martina Matrtajová and Corrie Scott – is engaged in ongoing research, public health and advocacy work in her home country of Syria, with a particular focus on the effects of the crisis on Syria’s health system.

Alongside her work as a researcher with the Syrian Center for Policy Research, Khuloud has worked extensively with international agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as well as with both local grassroots organisations and international NGOs.

“The School is delighted that Khuloud's tireless work and wider contribution has been recognised and honoured,” said Head of School Professor Fiona Mackay, who attended today’s ceremony. “We are hugely proud of her.”

Khuloud Saba