Dr Stephen Knight (Chairperson)

Dr Knight is a Public Health Medicine Physician, senior lecturer and the module coordinator in the School of Nursing and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, UKZN. He is an educator in public health for masters and undergraduate level modules. He worked for over 10 years as a clinician and hospital manager in rural medicine and primary health care. He is the former Medical Director of the...
read more

Prof. Inge Petersen (Deputy Chairperson)

Professor Petersen is the Director of the Centre for Rural Health, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a Professor of Psychology, and an NRF B-rated scientist. Prof Petersen leads and participates in a number of local and international research consortiums focused on closing the treatment gap for mental disorders in South Africa and other low-and middle-income...
read more

Prof. Thumbi Ndung’u

Professor Ndung’u is a Professor and Victor Daitz Chair in HIV/TB Research at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal and an Investigator at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI). He also holds the South African Research Chair in Systems Biology of HIV/AIDS. He has expertise in virology, immunology and virus/host interactions. His area of focus has been on key...
read more

Prof. MYS Moosa

Professor Moosa is an Associate Professor, Chief Specialist and Head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His research interests include the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Disease (IRIS)particularly in the context of cryptococcal meningitis, TB drug induced liver injury,  and improving the diagnosis of smear...
read more

Prof. Deenan Pillay

Prof Pillay is the Director for the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), a Professor of Virology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and University College London (UCL). He is an academic clinical virologist with research interest in HIV transmission, antiretroviral therapy and drug resistance. He is the former Head of Division of Infection and Immunity at University College London...
read more

Dr Elizabeth Lutge

Dr Lutge is the manager of the Epidemiology, Health Research and Knowledge Management Unit at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. In this capacity, Dr Lutge has been able to foster collaborative partnerships in health research in KZN and in doing so established the Umgungundlovu Health Ethics Review Board. During her management of the Epidemiology Unit she has been able to fill important...
read more

Prof. Steven Collings

Professor Collings is a Professor in the Discipline of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has extensive training and expertise relating to survey research and data analysis in the field of trauma and interpersonal violence. He has been involved in the development of psychometric instruments designed to assess the prevalence and psychological effects of trauma. Prof Collings successfully...
read more

Prof. Anthony Pillay

For more than 30 years, Professor Pillay has been involved in Mental Health and Clinical Psychology in the capacity of clinical service provision, teaching and training, organizational management and research. He is an Associate Professor and Principal Clinical Psychologist. His clinical service and research work have included training in mental health care and forensic mental health. He is one...
read more

Prof. Miriam Adhikari

An Emertius Professor for Paediatrics, Prof Adhikari has vast experience in teaching and developing students. She is currently a scientific advisor for postgraduate students at the Postgraduate Office of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, assisting students and linking them with supervisors and other experts in their specific fields of study. Prof Adhikari is a...
read more

Prof. Sabiha Essack

Professor Essack is the College Dean of Teaching and Learning and Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), a the South African Research Chair in Antibiotic Resistance and One Health and a Wellcome Trust Fellow. Her research has been published in numerous journals and has been presented in many national and international conferences. Prof Essack established...
read more

Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is the Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA, Vice-President (Southern Africa Region) of the African Academy of Sciences, Professor in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and Honorary Professor in Public Health at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Abdool Karim is a visiting...
read more

Prof. Hoosen Coovadia

Professor Coovadia is the Director of MatCH Health Systems (Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health), an Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Emeritus Victor Daitz Professor of HIV/AIDS researcher at UKZN, Commissioner for the National Planning Commissioner for Presidency of the Republic of South Africa and Director for the Health System Strengthening division at MatCH, a...
read more