Akchousanh Rasphone, the first Laotian women to graduate with a doctorate from the University of Oxford

August 7, 2019

WildCRU celebrates the inspirational achievements of Akchousanh Rashphone as she graduates with a doctorate from The University of Oxford, securing her place in history as the first ever Laotian woman to claim this accomplishment.

After joining WildCRU in 2012 as a student in the Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, Akchou went on to be awarded a WildCRU Post-Panther scholarship, supporting her study on clouded leopards in Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Areas in Laos. This study led to the development of her DPhil research, again in Laos, where her primary interest was the intraguild interactions of large carnivores and their impacts on their prey and other smaller carnivores.

We have no doubt that Akchou is destined to a career that will lead an impressive path and that many more achievements will follow.