Sally Weir, MSc graduate publishes paper

Sally Weir, a graduate of the University of the Highlands and Islands MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development, has just published a paper, based on her dissertation research with Prof. Martin Price, who runs the course. 

The paper is in the open access peer-reviewed journal ‘Mountain Research and Development’. It looks at how girls in rural Nepal have reached higher levels of education - despite economic, social, cultural, and geographic barriers - focussing on the factors that create the foundation of educational success. This is in contrast to most previous papers that have focussed on the barriers. 

Since completing her research, Sally has joined forces with a Nepalese NGO by establishing the USA-based NGO ‘The Small World’, which continues to support girls in rural Nepal – including now, in the Covid-19 outbreak.