Dr Pamela Pillay

Dr Pillay is an early career academic in the Department of Clinical Anatomy. She lecturers and supervises research at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She serves as a council member of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa. Her postdoctoral research aims to provide an ethical framework that will guide research involving human remains (ie. cadavers; skeletal remains and foetal...
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Ms Desiree Govender

Ms Govender is a physiotherapist. In her role as the Chief Physiotherapist at GJ Crookes Hospital in Scottburgh, KZN she oversees the day to day management of the physiotherapy department. She is a clinical supervisor in the decentralised training programme for physiotherapy undergraduate students. She has gained invaluable experience working with community outreach programmes at GJ Crookes...
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Dr Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay

Dr Perumal-Pillay is a registered pharmacist and an academic at the Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, UKZN. She lectures and supervises at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her field of research is Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis and Access to Medicines with a focus on essential medicines for maternal and child health and those for non-communicable...
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Dr Shelley Wall

Dr Wall is a surgeon and runs the Burns Unit at Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg (KZN). She has been working in the burns unit since 2015 and has decided to focus her career trajectory in the management of burn-injured patients. She qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2007). She completed a diploma in Primary Emergency Care through...
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Dr Thiloshini Govender

Dr Govender is a Public Health Medicine specialist and runs the Occupational Medicine Service at King Dinuzulu Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. She provides occupational medicine service for all healthcare workers at King Dinuzulu Hospital including medical surveillance, reporting of occupational injuries and diseases and occupational health policy formulation and review. Her study in DRILL is on...
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Dr Sindiswe Mthembu

Dr Mthembu is a professional nurse and the principal at the KZN Nursing College. Her responsibilities include oversight and strategic leadership of the college. Within the College, her roles include facilitating nursing education and training, managing human physical resources, facilitating human resource development and management of the budget and financial matters. Dr Mthembu chairs the...
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Dr Khathutshelo Percy Mashige

Dr Mashige is an optometrist and currently lecturers in the discipline of Optometry, School of Health Sciences at UKZN. He lectures and supervises at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. From 2007 to 2013 he was the head of the optometry department at UKZN and has served in numerous leadership roles within the university. He is a research director for the African Vision Research Institute...
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Mr Alvin J Munsamy

Mr Munsamy is an optometrist, a lecturer and a course co-ordinator for the undergraduates in the discipline of Optometry at the School of Health Sciences at UKZN. He teaches and supervises at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, he also serves as an external examiner for UFS. The aim of his doctoral study is to investigate the impact of retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and ganglion cell...
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Mr Themba Nxumalo

Mr Nxumalo is a professional nurse in the iLembe Health District: Ndwedwe Community Health Centre, KZN. His role involves the assessment, diagnosis and management of chronic and minor ailments, implementing standards, practices, criteria and indicators for quality nursing and participation in training and research. His doctoral research study aims to provide information and understanding of the...
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Dr Sherika Hanley

Dr Hanley is a research clinician and specialist in family medicine who works for the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) based at UKZN. She has participated as a coinvestigator in multiple clinical trials and in the last year she has taken on the role of principal investigator in three new trials. Her doctoral research study aims to determine the impact of the...
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