I have a rich and colourful academic background – I started off with a BSc. Hons. in
Media and Society Studies from the Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe. My quest
for change found me at the Wits African Centre for Migration Studies where I obtained my MA
in Forced Migration Studies. Needing additional change, I found myself at the Wits School of
Public Health where I obtained my doctorate degree. Along the way I have managed projects as
a student, a lecturer and as a researcher which have been highlighted in my achievements.
Project management is an essential component in both our personal and professional lives.
Academic project management is even more exciting for me as it gives me the opportunity to
work with and for people in order to achieve the objectives of the programme. In this way, I
would like to support and contribute to the development and growth of a biostatistical
network through the Sub-Saharan African Consortium for Advanced Biostatistical Training
(SSACABT) and the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS)
In my previous post in the School as a researcher, I coordinated the Health Systems
Evaluation and Research (HSER) module in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research
at the Masters level in the School of Public Health. The module focuses on health
information systems, one of the six building blocks of a health system, as well as an
introduction to and evaluating the performance of a health system; and health systems
research. I have also been involved in curriculum development with the Consortium for
Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) and joint implementation of
curricula with other Divisions in the School e.g. Epidemiology and Biostatistics MSc
programme. I have also been involved in the selection of MPH students in the field of
Health Policy and Systems Research study and for the MPH programme overall.
I have supervised two MPH PhD students, and co-supervised two more in the School. I am
always willing to provide mentorship and encouragement when needed.
My recent work focused on analysing the nature and dynamics of nursing management at
primary health care clinics in two South African provinces
I am a member of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA)