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Expanding research across borders

Dalhousie has a long history of involvement in international projects, with partners in both developed and developing countries.?A selection of current international research and international development projects is listed below.


Italy (lead), EU member states, China Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe (GAIN) Oceanography/ Dr. Jon Grant
Germany (lead), EU member states, USA, Brazil, South Africa Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) Faculty of Science/ Dr. Fred Whoriskey 
United Kingdom (lead), EU member states, USA, China, Australia Optimizing Space Availability for European Aquaculture (AquaSpace) Oceanography/ Dr. Jon Grant 
Uganda, Tanzania, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Preparing Young Commonwealth QEII Scholars to Successfully Contribute to the Needs of a Shrinking World: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program 2015-19 International Development Studies / Marine Affairs Program / Global Health Office / Faculty of Agriculture 
United Kingdom, Finland, Iceland, Lapland, USA Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World (ICE-LAW) MAP / Dr. Claudio Aporta
Italy, Greece, France, Brazil
Multiple ASpects TrajEctoRy Mangement and Analysis (MASTER) Computer Science / Dr. Stan Matwin
Norway and Tanzania
Essential Coaching for Every Mother (ECEM): Evaluating a modified education training program for mothers of newborns in Tanzania Nursing / Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo


Sweden, Italy Building an Ocean School Programme OFI / Dr Boris Worm
Sweden Synthesizing the environmental performance and nutritional values of seafood: a basis for optimizing future diets for health and sustainability
SRES / Dr Peter Tyedmers
Sweden Increased Production and Consumption of Sustainable Seafood in Sweden (SEAWIN) SRES / Dr Peter Tyedmers
Sweden Meaningful Aggregation of Seafood LCA Results SRES / Dr Peter Tyedmers
France Parasitic manipulation of brain function in the caterpillar Manduca sexta Psychology / Dr Shelley Adamo
France Improved accounting of the Arctic Ocean’s carbon sink through a combination of observations and models Oceanography / Dr Katja Fennel
European Commission CETA Implementation and Implications Project Political Science / Dr Robert Finbow
European Commission Health Law and Policy Network Political Science / Dr Katherine Fierlbeck

European Commission

Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, 2016-19

JMEUCE / Dr Ruben Zaiotti

Norway Consequences of land-use change and human activity on anadromous salmonids and the ecosystem services that they provide (CHASES) Biology / Dr Glenn Crossin
France Sentinel Surveillance for Serious Outcomes of Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza in Hospitalized Canadian Adults Canadian Centre for Vaccinology / Dr. Shelly McNeil
United Kingdom, Netherlands
Methods for systematic review and meta-analysis of prognostic factors and prediction modelling studies CH&E / Dr. Jill Hayden
Radiography – Establishing and Developing Professional Collaboration Health Sciences / Catherine Gunn
Denmark Replicating Peeling Skin Diseases in a Living Skin Model Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science / Dr. Peter Hull
United Kingdom Beyond the Finish Line:  Examining the Invictus Games Physiotherapy / Dr Celina Shirazipour

Latin America and the Caribbean




Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Honduras, St Vincent, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago

DFATD Students’ Exchange Program, 2017-18

Provides funding for 8 undergraduate and graduate students from LAC countries to study/conduct research at Dalhousie for 3-6 months. One faculty member will also be supported for a short professional visit.

Various units

Chile Within-basin barriers and among-basin leaks: changing connectivity of rivers in central Chile and its impact on native fish Dept. of Biology / Dr. Daniel Ruzzante
Jamaica Helping Babies Survive in Jamaica: An integrated needs-based approach to HRH planning and training Nursing / Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy
Brazil Graph-Based Total Recall Information Retrieval on Text Document Corpora Computer Science / Dr Evangelos Milios
Brazil Effect of argon plasma and primer application on the bond strength of two resin cements to two yttrium-tetragonal zirconia polycrystal ceramics Dentistry / Dr Richard Price
Dominica Consultancy in Education and Management, Dominica State College Faculty of Agriculture / International Office

Africa and the Middle East


Project Title


South Sudan Protecting Child Soldiers in South Sudan Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative / Dr Shelly Whitman
Uganda Uganda Skills Development Project Faculty of Agriculture / International Office
Ethiopia  Agricultural Transformation Through Stronger Vocational Training (ATTSVE) Faculty of Agriculture / International Office


Accessing Safe Deliveries in Tanzania (ASDIT)


Leadership and Managerial Capacity Strengthening For Quality Pregnancy and Newborn Outcomes in Tanzania

Pediatrics / Dr. John LeBlanc


Nursing / Dr Gail Tomblin Murphy

Israel Schulich Ocean Studies Centre Initiative - Research Grants International Research & Development / Dalhousie Research Services
Burkina Faso, Senegal, Canada Phase 2 Clinical Trial of an Experimental Ebola Vaccine Among HIV-Positive Populations in Africa and Canada Canadian Centre for Vaccinology / Dr. Scott Halperin
Qatar Integrated Assessment of Qatari Coral Ecosystems: Towards an Ecosystem-Based Approach for Management MAP/Dr Lucia Fanning
Qatar Development of New Generation Electroless Ni-Based Nano-Composite Coating for Oil and Gas Pipelines   Engineering/Dr. Zoheir Farhat

Asia and Oceania

Country Project title Unit
Korea Combination Effect of Ultrafine Nanoparticulate Matters on the Pulmonary Inflammation and Development of Infectious Diseases Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
Investigating the Effect of Nanoparticles on Bacterial Lung Infections Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
Korea Investigating the Potential Toxicity of Nanoparticles on Cardiopulmonary System and Blood-Brain Barrier Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
Japan Code of Conduct for Seafood Market States Marine Affairs Program / Dr. Megan Bailey

North America

Country Project title Unit
USA A Novel Pharmacotherapy for Glaucoma Pharmacology/Dr Melanie Kelly
USA Harnessing Endocannabinoids for Ocular Health Pharmacology/Dr Melanie Kelly
USA Understanding the Neural Basis for Social Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Psychology / Dr Tamara Franklin
USA Investigations into mechanisms regulating neurogenesis Medical Neuroscience/Dr Angelo Iulianella
USA Role of Microglia and Neuroinflammation in Sleep Responses to Chronic Sleep Restrictions Medical Neuroscience/Dr Kazue Semba
USA Explaining Global Patterns of Fishing Effort in Space and Time Biology/Dr Boris Worm
USA / Canada Identifying the Shape of the Association Between Long-Term Exposure to Low Levels of Ambient Air Pollution and the Risk of Mortality Physics & Atmospheric Science / Dr. Randall Martin
USA Laboratory Systems for Studying Gene Transfer in Eukaryotes Biochemistry & Molecular Biology / Dr. John Archibald
USA RESEARCH-PGR: Adapting Perennial Crops for Climate Change: Graft Transmissible Effects of Rootstocks on Grapevine Shoots Agriculture / Dr Sean Myles
USA The experiences and perceptions of unpaid caregivers providing care for community-dwelling adults with a dementia: A Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) qualitative systematic review Nursing / Dr Marilyn MacDonald
USA A Biomechanical Study Comparing Dual Mini Fragment Plating of Clavicle Fractures with Superior Pre-Contoured Plating Surgery (Orthopaedics) / Dr. Andrew Trenholm
USA Genetic Transformation of Marine Eukaryotes Biochemistry & Molecular Biology / Dr Claudio Slamovits
USA ILCOR Systematic Review Emergency Medicine / Jan Jensen
USA Reducing Uncertainty in the Data-Poor Assessment of Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Biology / Dr Paul Bentzen
USA CFTR regulation by VIP: molecular basis and therapeutic potential
Physiology & Biophysics / Dr Valerie Chappe
USA   Comparing the Effectiveness of Fatigue Management Programs for People with MS Occupational Therapy / Dr Tanya Packer
USA Omics-Based Predictive Modeling of Age-Dependent Outcome to Influenza Infection Microbiology & Immunology / Drs. D. & A. Kelvin
USA Immunomodulating Ruthenium Metal Complexes for Melanoma Photodynamic Therapy Pathology / Dr Shashi Gujar
USA SPARTAN 2023 Data for Clean Air and Climate Action Physics & Atmospheric Science / Dr. Randall Martin