Travel Grants

Dr Bashir Kaka

Dr Bashir Kaka is a Senior Lecturer at Bayero University, Kano. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2017, and Visiting Researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester United Kingdom in 2019. He currently has three ongoing research projects, one with international collaboration. Dr Bashir Kaka was recently awarded a National Research Fund grant to conduct research under the title “Development of Rehabilitation protocol for Community Reintegration following spinal cord injury,” by Tertiary Education Trust Fund. He has received national recognition awards for support and mentorship of young academics. Bashir is a member of the International Society for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Bashir shares his experiences from the conference.

I would like to thank the Spinal Institute Research for the award of the grant to attend the 61ST International Society of Spinal Cord Injury Annual Scientific Meeting 2022. SRI has made me the only Nigerian on the register of ISCoS. The conference helped me to collaborate with other researchers, especially in Africa. I was able to connect with a researcher from South Africa working in my area of interest and we promised to undertake joint research with data from Nigeria and South Africa. I learned a technique on bladder training. The attendance of the conference has also exposed me to so many research areas, currently based on my experience I am developing a topic on sexuality and satisfaction of spinal cord injury survivors in Nigeria. The 61st ISCoS has impacted on me positively both on my research focus and my clinical practice as physiotherapist.

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