Ruth Oshikanlu has been selected as one of the 150 new Churchill Fellows that will travel to learn and return to inspire. The prestigious Churchill Fellowship is a unique programme of overseas research grants.
Over the next 12 months, the recipients of the Fellowships will travel the world for 4-8 weeks, anywhere in the world, researching a topic of their choice among global leaders in their field and research cutting-edge solutions to important topical issues facing UK society. On their return, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust will help them to share their global learning with professions and communities across the UK.
Ruth received one of the 11 Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professions Churchill Fellowships that was awarded in a partnership between the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) and the Burdett Trust for Nursing, with support from FoNS Centre for Nursing Innovation and the Royal College of Nursing.
A nurse from London, passionate about reducing health inequalities and improving life outcomes, Ruth Oshikanlu, will travel to Australia and the USA to investigate support for young people with adverse childhood experiences. She will use her findings to develop a toolkit for health professionals working with young people who have experienced trauma. The surge in youth violence and recent murder of a young man that she knew, prompted her to apply and she plans to develop a cost-effective, support programme designed for marginalised young people that have experienced childhood trauma.
Fellowships were announced on March 7, 2019.
The New Fellows Seminar was held in London on 19th March 2019.