2018 Recipients

Sally Hemming

Sally Hemming

Loughborough University, UK

Sally Hemming is a doctoral researcher at Loughborough University. She is a graduate of Leicester and Westminster University, with 18 years’ human resources experience specializing in employee relations, health and wellbeing. Sally is currently taking a career break from Ernst & Young to lead a health strategy project for the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), taking time to complete her PhD. Her research examines the self-management support needs of working people affected by chronic, long-term health conditions via four interrelated studies including a cross-sectional employee online survey, a longitudinal 10-week diary study and; an employer semi-structured and employee narrative interview study.

Jinoh Park

Jinoh Park

North Carolina State University, USA

Jinoh Park has specialized in design strategy in the built environment throughout his academic and practices careers. He was awarded a bachelor’s of science in interior design from Hanyang University, Korea in 2007, MBA from Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technology, Korea, and EMBA from Aalto University, Finland in 2014. In 2016, he began the PhD in design program at North Carolina State University, USA. His research interest is how to incorporate economic feasibility with occupant satisfaction in the built environment. His research aims to align the often disjointed concerns regarding the satisfaction of residents’ health and wellness in Retirement Communities with development business concerns of return on investments.

Yu Yuehui

Yu Yuehui

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ms. Yu Yuehui (Yuna) is a PhD candidate in the department of social work and social administration, at the University of Hong Kong. She had a multi-disciplinary educational background in economics, sociology, social policy and law. Her current research interest is social policy in development context, with a special focus on poverty issues. She is now helping on running an ongoing longitudinal mental health project in Chengdu, China. She aims at exploring and unravelling mental disability resultant household poverty using data collected in Chengdu Mental Health Project in the past more than 20 years.

Dawit Rumicha

Dawit Rumicha

University of Florida, USA

Dawit Rumicha received two bachelors of science degrees from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in biological sciences and in neuroscience/behavior with a honors thesis in breast cancer immunotherapy. He is currently a master of public health candidate concentrating in social & behavioral sciences at the University of Florida. Previously, Dawit served 2 years as FAU’s director of multicultural programming and as chair of the multicultural assembly. His strategic planning and efforts with his team lead to an average increase in active student participation of over 200%. Under his guidance, the program earned the Boca Raton Campus Program of the Year Award. Dawit also served as a teaching assistant for organic chemistry and college physics for a total of 6 semesters working with over 1,200 students in this time frame. He has presented at the Seventh International Conference for Religion & Spirituality in Society held at Imperial College in London and the Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations.

Brittany Henry

Brittany Henry

University of Florida, USA

Brittany Henry is a recent graduate from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where she completed her degree in biological sciences (BS) with honors distinction. Brittany has served as a peer mentor and teaching assistant for the National Science Foundation (NSF) LEARN Program and co-director of pre-medical affairs of the American Medical Student Association at FAU. She is a current student at the University of Florida and is pursuing her master’s degree in public health with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences. Her research interests includes neurobiology of disease and health promotion.

In Their Words

The chance to chair parallel sessions and to lead discussions for the talking circles was an excellent learning opportunity. I am indeed going to use the knowledge to strengthen my ongoing and future works."

Padmore Amoah, 2016 Awardee

I learned many things from all the presentations I viewed and helped facilitate. It was eye-opening, and I hope to continue to attend and be involved in research and this conference in future years."

2016 Awardee