Entries by wrenmead

Zamazulu Mtshali

Ms Zamazulu Mtshali is a Deputy Manager for the Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) at KZN Department of Health. She studied BSc Dietetics with the University of the Western Cape and completed her Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with the University of Stellenbosch, School of Public Management with an interest in monitoring and evaluation. Her current […]

Scott Drimie

Scott Drimie leads a research and facilitation consultancy focused on food systems in southern Africa, which has focused primarily on food policy and the facilitation of new institutional arrangements for food system governance. Complimenting this, Scott’s academic career pivots on his role as Associate Professor (Extraordinary) in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences and a […]

Marius Smuts

He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1996 and is currently Professor in Nutrition and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Nutrition, North-West University, Potchefstroom. Previously he worked at the SA Medical Research Council for more than 22 years. His interest in omega-3 fatty acids extends over […]

Margaret Miller

Margaret Miller is an Australian public health nutritionist with a Science degree majoring in biochemistry and pathology from Melbourne University and postgraduate qualifications in dietetics, public health and public administration from Curtin University. She worked at the Department of Health WA for 15 years, providing policy advice and health promotion program development, implementation and evaluation […]

Yogan Pillay

Yogan Pillay is the Deputy Director-General responsible the HIV, TB and MNCH programmes in the national Department of Health. Previously he was the director responsible for the District Health System and Chief Director responsible for strategic planning both in the National Department of Health. He is a co-author of the 3ed edition of The Textbook […]

David Sanders

David Sanders, Emeritus Professor and founding Director of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, is a paediatrician qualified in Public Health. He has 35 years’ experience of health policy and programme development, research and teaching in Zimbabwe and South Africa, having advised governments and UN agencies […]

Sirinya Phulkerd

Sirinya Phulkerd is a PhD candidate (final stage) at School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Australia. Her research focuses on assessing policy implementation on food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related NCDs in Thailand. She is a researcher at International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health Thailand. She co-founded a Food and […]

Mark Tomlinson

Mark Tomlinson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University. His scholarly work has involved a diverse range of topics that have in common an interest in factors that contribute to compromised maternal health, to understanding infant and child development in contexts of high adversity and how to develop community based intervention […]

Liv Elin Torheim

Liv Elin Torheim is professor of public health nutrition at Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA). She is also chair of the Norwegian National Nutrition Council, which is an independent advisory board to the Norwegian health authorities. She teaches public health nutrition at bachelor and master level and is responsible for HiOA’s master level course […]

Melissa MIALON

I work on the influence of corporations on public health and non-communicable diseases, with a focus on the corporate political activity of major businesses. I did my PhD with the World Health Organization collaborating centre for obesity prevention, Deakin University, in Australia (thesis submitted in Aug 2016). My thesis was entitled: “Monitoring the corporate political […]

Flavio Valente

Flavio Luiz Schieck Valente has been since January 2016 a Senior Advisor to FIAN International Secretariat. From 2007 to 2015, he was the Secretary General of FIAN International, working out of Heidelberg. Flavio Valente is a physician, with a MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Germany. Flavio was, from 2002 to 2007, the National […]

Laura Michéle

Laura Michéle works as programme officer on extraterritorial obligations and nutrition with FIAN International. She has previously worked as human rights advisor in Kenya and Mexico, with a particular focus on the right to health and women’s rights. She holds a MA in Human Rights from Abo Academi University and a BA in Development Studies […]

Mercia Andrews

Mercia Andrews, director of a national rural development NGO, TCOE (Trust for Community Outreach and Education). The work of the TCOE focuses on working with small -scale producers and farmers throughout South Africa. She also works very closely with farmworkers living and working mainly on fruit and wine farms in the Western Cape.   She is […]

Hannah Brinsden

Hannah Brinsden is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist (RNutr) having completed a degree in Nutrition & Food Science at The University of Reading, UK. She currently holds the position of Head of Advocacy and Public Affairs at the World Obesity Federation (WOF) where she plays a key role in the organisations policy and advocacy work, […]

Ameena Goga

Ameena Goga is a Chief Specialist Scientist within the Health Systems Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). She trained as a paediatrician (College of Medicine of South Africa), obtained Masters degrees in Mother and Child Health (Institute of Chid Health, London) and Epidemiology (Columbia University, New York), and a PhD in […]

Marisa Macari

Marisa Macari is the Coordinator of Nutritional Health Research at El Poder del Consumidor, a Mexican not-for-profit organization that advocates for policies in the public interest that promote consumer rights as well as the right to health, food, nutrition, clean air and efficient urban mobility. Working in collaboration with the Nutritional Health Alliance, El Poder […]

Joan Matji

Prior to taking up her post in UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) as the Regional Nutrition Advisor in April 2015, Joan Matji worked as the UNICEF Chief of Nutrition in Ethiopia and as Senior Nutrition specialist in South Africa. During her time in the South Africa UNICEF Office Joan coordinated and facilitated […]

Alex Dubb

Alex Dubb is a Phd student at the Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) the University of the Western Cape (UWC), where he completed his Mphil researching the dynamics underpinning the rapid decline of small-scale sugarcane production in the country, with a specific focus on social differentiation among small-scale growers in the Umfolozi […]

Wanga Zembe

Dr Wanga Zembe-Mkabile is a Specialist Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute. Her research focuses on poverty and child health. Her main interests are research and teaching in Social Policy, specifically as this relates to poverty, inequality, health […]

Julian May

Julian May is the Director of the NRF-DST Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape. He has worked on options for poverty reduction including land reform, social grants, information technology and urban agriculture in Africa and in the Indian Ocean Islands. He has also worked on the development and […]