Research Methodology and Data Centre
Professor Khangelani Zuma has been appointed executive director of the Research Data Management Centre. He was formerly research director and head of biostatistics in the HAST research unit.
Prof. Zuma holds a PhD in statistics from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and an MSc in Biostatistics from Hasselt University (former Limburgs Universitaire Centrum) in Belgium.
He has over ten years’ experience as a statistician and has been involved in large scale surveys and clinical trials as a statistician focusing on the conceptualisation, design and implementation of these studies. His expertise and research interest span around survey design, complex data analyses, linear and non-linear mixed models, hierarchical Bayesian models, (correlated) survival data analyses, epidemiology: modeling infectious diseases data, HIV incidence estimation and monitoring and evaluation of HIV intervention programs.
He has also taught statistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His recent publications include authoring and co-authoring papers published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, migration and biostatistics. He has presented papers at both local and international conferences.