Current International Projects

Expanding research across borders

Dalhousie has a long history of involvement in international projects, with partners in both developed and developing countries. A selection of current international research and international development projects is listed below.


Italy (lead), EU member states, China Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe (GAIN) Oceanography/ Dr. Jon Grant
Germany (lead), EU member states, USA, Brazil, South Africa Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) Faculty of Science/ Dr. Fred Whoriskey 
United Kingdom (lead), EU member states, USA, China, Australia Optimizing Space Availability for European Aquaculture (AquaSpace) Oceanography/ Dr. Jon Grant 
Uganda, Tanzania, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Preparing Young Commonwealth QEII Scholars to Successfully Contribute to the Needs of a Shrinking World: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program 2015-19 International Development Studies / Marine Affairs Program / Global Health Office / Faculty of Agriculture 
United Kingdom, Finland, Iceland, Lapland, USA Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World (ICE-LAW) MAP / Dr. Claudio Aporta
Italy, Greece, France, Brazil
Multiple ASpects TrajEctoRy Mangement and Analysis (MASTER) Computer Science / Dr. Stan Matwin
Norway and Tanzania
Essential Coaching for Every Mother (ECEM): Evaluating a modified education training program for mothers of newborns in Tanzania Nursing / Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo


Sweden, Italy Building an Ocean School Programme OFI / Dr Boris Worm
Sweden Synthesizing the environmental performance and nutritional values of seafood: a basis for optimizing future diets for health and sustainability
SRES / Dr Peter Tyedmers
Sweden Increased Production and Consumption of Sustainable Seafood in Sweden (SEAWIN) SRES / Dr Peter Tyedmers
Sweden Meaningful Aggregation of Seafood LCA Results SRES / Dr Peter Tyedmers
France Parasitic manipulation of brain function in the caterpillar Manduca sexta Psychology / Dr Shelley Adamo
France Improved accounting of the Arctic Ocean’s carbon sink through a combination of observations and models Oceanography / Dr Katja Fennel
European Commission CETA Implementation and Implications Project Political Science / Dr Robert Finbow
European Commission Health Law and Policy Network Political Science / Dr Katherine Fierlbeck

European Commission

Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, 2016-19

JMEUCE / Dr Ruben Zaiotti

Norway Consequences of land-use change and human activity on anadromous salmonids and the ecosystem services that they provide (CHASES) Biology / Dr Glenn Crossin
France Sentinel Surveillance for Serious Outcomes of Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza in Hospitalized Canadian Adults Canadian Centre for Vaccinology / Dr. Shelly McNeil
United Kingdom, Netherlands
Methods for systematic review and meta-analysis of prognostic factors and prediction modelling studies CH&E / Dr. Jill Hayden
Radiography – Establishing and Developing Professional Collaboration Health Sciences / Catherine Gunn
Denmark Replicating Peeling Skin Diseases in a Living Skin Model Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science / Dr. Peter Hull
United Kingdom Beyond the Finish Line:  Examining the Invictus Games Physiotherapy / Dr Celina Shirazipour

Latin America and the Caribbean




Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Honduras, St Vincent, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago

DFATD Students’ Exchange Program, 2017-18

Provides funding for 8 undergraduate and graduate students from LAC countries to study/conduct research at Dalhousie for 3-6 months. One faculty member will also be supported for a short professional visit.

Various units

Chile Within-basin barriers and among-basin leaks: changing connectivity of rivers in central Chile and its impact on native fish Dept. of Biology / Dr. Daniel Ruzzante
Jamaica Helping Babies Survive in Jamaica: An integrated needs-based approach to HRH planning and training Nursing / Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy
Brazil Graph-Based Total Recall Information Retrieval on Text Document Corpora Computer Science / Dr Evangelos Milios
Brazil Effect of argon plasma and primer application on the bond strength of two resin cements to two yttrium-tetragonal zirconia polycrystal ceramics Dentistry / Dr Richard Price
Dominica Consultancy in Education and Management, Dominica State College Faculty of Agriculture / International Office

Africa and the Middle East


Project Title


South Sudan Protecting Child Soldiers in South Sudan Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative / Dr Shelly Whitman
Uganda Uganda Skills Development Project Faculty of Agriculture / International Office
Ethiopia  Agricultural Transformation Through Stronger Vocational Training (ATTSVE) Faculty of Agriculture / International Office


Accessing Safe Deliveries in Tanzania (ASDIT)


Leadership and Managerial Capacity Strengthening For Quality Pregnancy and Newborn Outcomes in Tanzania

Pediatrics / Dr. John LeBlanc


Nursing / Dr Gail Tomblin Murphy

Israel Schulich Ocean Studies Centre Initiative - Research Grants International Research & Development / Dalhousie Research Services
Burkina Faso, Senegal, Canada Phase 2 Clinical Trial of an Experimental Ebola Vaccine Among HIV-Positive Populations in Africa and Canada Canadian Centre for Vaccinology / Dr. Scott Halperin
Qatar Integrated Assessment of Qatari Coral Ecosystems: Towards an Ecosystem-Based Approach for Management MAP/Dr Lucia Fanning
Qatar Development of New Generation Electroless Ni-Based Nano-Composite Coating for Oil and Gas Pipelines   Engineering/Dr. Zoheir Farhat

Asia and Oceania

Country Project title Unit
Korea Combination Effect of Ultrafine Nanoparticulate Matters on the Pulmonary Inflammation and Development of Infectious Diseases Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
Investigating the Effect of Nanoparticles on Bacterial Lung Infections Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
Korea Investigating the Potential Toxicity of Nanoparticles on Cardiopulmonary System and Blood-Brain Barrier Community Health & Epidemiology / Dr. Jong Sung Kim
Japan Code of Conduct for Seafood Market States Marine Affairs Program / Dr. Megan Bailey

North America

Country Project title Unit
USA A Novel Pharmacotherapy for Glaucoma Pharmacology/Dr Melanie Kelly
USA Harnessing Endocannabinoids for Ocular Health Pharmacology/Dr Melanie Kelly
USA Understanding the Neural Basis for Social Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Psychology / Dr Tamara Franklin
USA Investigations into mechanisms regulating neurogenesis Medical Neuroscience/Dr Angelo Iulianella
USA Role of Microglia and Neuroinflammation in Sleep Responses to Chronic Sleep Restrictions Medical Neuroscience/Dr Kazue Semba
USA Explaining Global Patterns of Fishing Effort in Space and Time Biology/Dr Boris Worm
USA / Canada Identifying the Shape of the Association Between Long-Term Exposure to Low Levels of Ambient Air Pollution and the Risk of Mortality Physics & Atmospheric Science / Dr. Randall Martin
USA Laboratory Systems for Studying Gene Transfer in Eukaryotes Biochemistry & Molecular Biology / Dr. John Archibald
USA RESEARCH-PGR: Adapting Perennial Crops for Climate Change: Graft Transmissible Effects of Rootstocks on Grapevine Shoots Agriculture / Dr Sean Myles
USA The experiences and perceptions of unpaid caregivers providing care for community-dwelling adults with a dementia: A Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) qualitative systematic review Nursing / Dr Marilyn MacDonald
USA A Biomechanical Study Comparing Dual Mini Fragment Plating of Clavicle Fractures with Superior Pre-Contoured Plating Surgery (Orthopaedics) / Dr. Andrew Trenholm
USA Genetic Transformation of Marine Eukaryotes Biochemistry & Molecular Biology / Dr Claudio Slamovits
USA ILCOR Systematic Review Emergency Medicine / Jan Jensen
USA Reducing Uncertainty in the Data-Poor Assessment of Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Biology / Dr Paul Bentzen
USA CFTR regulation by VIP: molecular basis and therapeutic potential
Physiology & Biophysics / Dr Valerie Chappe
USA   Comparing the Effectiveness of Fatigue Management Programs for People with MS Occupational Therapy / Dr Tanya Packer
USA Omics-Based Predictive Modeling of Age-Dependent Outcome to Influenza Infection Microbiology & Immunology / Drs. D. & A. Kelvin
USA Immunomodulating Ruthenium Metal Complexes for Melanoma Photodynamic Therapy Pathology / Dr Shashi Gujar
USA SPARTAN 2023 Data for Clean Air and Climate Action Physics & Atmospheric Science / Dr. Randall Martin