My name is Thembelihle “Lihle” Dlungwane. I am a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). I am qualified physiotherapist from Wits University and later completed a MPH at UKZN. I am currently doing my PhD and my research focus is postgraduate training in public health. I have worked as a physiotherapist in the UK and the South African public sector. As a PHASA executive committee member I wish to contribute in fulfilling the vision and the mission of the organisation. I look forward to working within the multidisciplinary team and advancing the public health agenda.
My name is André Rose. I am a public health medicine specialist currently working at the University of the Free State. I am involved in teaching undergraduate and post graduate students in the Department of Community Health. I assist in developing the research capacity at the Free State Department of Health. My interests in public health include environmental health, urban health and adolescent health. My vision is to see PHASA develop into a thriving organisation that draws on the strengths of a multitude of disciplines to foster better health care for South Africa and the African continent.
My name is Brian van Wyk and I am an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape. Prior to that I trained in the Health Systems Research Unit of the Medical Research Council, and in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council. My current research interests are in HIV and AIDS and treatment; particularly looking into access and adherence behaviours. I am passionate about teaching and supervision, and coordinate the School’s Masters in Public Health (MPH) thesis programme. As an Executive Committee Member of PHASA, I aspire to work towards getting MPH students from all universities in South Africa introduced and actively involved in the Association, and thereby promote public health thinking in health systems across the continent through this dynamic, emergent network of public health practitioners and managers.
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