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We're delighted to announce that an IDD graduate from 2017 has been awarded one of two dissertation prizes by the UK Development Studies Association. Bushra Rehman undertook the MSc International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) and produced a dissertation on ‘The intersection of gender and disability in exacerbating poverty in displacement settings: Jordan as a case study’.

Bushra’s dissertation was selected by the department for submission to the annual dissertation prize competition held by the DSA. The prize is awarded to the student having produced the best Masters’ level dissertation in international development, development studies and development economics.

The judges felt that Bushra’s dissertation “was an excellent example of the effective use of primary research within a masters’ dissertation. It addressed an important, but neglected topic in an original way and provided an interesting discussion of the inter-sectionality of disability and gender”.

Bushra will be awarded the prize at the annual conference of the DSA to be held on the 27th – 29th June at the University of Manchester. Many congratulations to Bushra and to her dissertation supervisor, Dr David Cobley.