Philippa Chapman is a first year PhD student of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University (NU). Having obtained a master’s degree in International Development and Education from NU in 2020, she is now eager to expand her knowledge and conduct further research around women’s empowerment. Philippa is extremely passionate about the sanitation disparities women and girls face around the world. This theme can be seen throughout her research and throughout her work with Equal Aqua Uganda.
Philippa has volunteered with a variety of Non-Government Organisations around the world, focusing on humanitarian action and youth mobilisation. She also assists in the teaching of various international development modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate students within NU. Philippa is passionate about individual freedom and is delighted to be involved with the Empower Project. She is also enthusiastic about working and learning alongside esteemed experts from various disciplines.