On 11 July 2018, GYA member Shaheen Motala-Timol (Mauritius) and GYA alumnus Fawzi Mohamad Mahomoodally (Mauritius) participated in a seminar on ‘Participatory Research in Health Science’, which was led by Miraj Desai (Yale School of Medicine, USA) and organised by the Doctoral School of the University of Mauritius in collaboration with the GYA.
Designed for academics, doctoral students and the public in general, this event was created to serve as a platform that gives a voice to an excellent young scientist, working on an international level, to share his expertise and to meet potential collaborators in Mauritius. Miraj Desai is an Associate Research Scientist at the Program for Recovery and Community Health at the Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine. In his presentation, he explored the growing movement in health and social science research known broadly as “participatory research.”
The seminar provided a good opportunity for the GYA to engage with the local scientific community in Mauritius and to share our vision and mission. Young scientists from Mauritius also learnt about current efforts by Shaheen and Fawzi to establish the Mauritius National Young Academy.