AN expert on HIV/AIDS in South Africa has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship to work at the University of Brighton on her project.

The work of Dr Kylie Thomas is called Picturing Resistance: Visual Activism and Transnational Histories of Photography.

British Academy Visiting Fellowships provide outstanding academics based in any country overseas – and active at any career stage – with the opportunity to work at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice for up to six months.

This year the British Academy has awarded 89 Visiting Fellowships of up to £33,0000, bringing the combined total to £2.1million.

The programme attracted 750 applications.