New HSRC Staff

DR DIMITRI TSSIOPOULOS

(MBA and PhD, Stellenbosch University) has been appointed as the chief research manager at the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA). Previously, he was an associate director at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in East London, South Africa. He has spent most of his academic career as a head of a school or as departmental chairperson.

DR EBRAHIM HOOSAIN

(MBChB, MEDUNSA) took up the position as chief research manager in the SAHARA network, which falls in the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST) research programme. Before joining the HSRC he was director of Primary Health Care Services at the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality.

MR MARK FRIER

(B.LIS (Hons), UCT) has been appointed as information consultant in the Information Services division of the HSRC. Mark spent four years working at UCT and 14 years working as a librarian and library manager at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

PROFESSOR THELMAH MALULEKE

(DPhil, UNISA), previously an associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Mthatha campus, NMMU, took up the position as senior researcher in the Population Health, Health Sysytems and Innovation (PHHSI) research programme.

DR ZANDILE MCHIZA

(PhD in Med Nutrition and Dietetics, UCT) has been appointed as the chief researcher in the PHHSI research programme. Before joining the HSRC, she was a part-time lecturer at UCT’s Human Nutrition Unit.

  DR GUGU MCHUNU

(PhD in Nursing/Health Promotion, UKZN), formerly an executive director of the Durban Chamber Foundation at the Durban Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed as a senior research specialist in the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST) research programme.

  PROFESSOR HENDRICK KANYANE

(DPhil, Public Administration, UP) took up the position of acting director in the Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery programme. Before joining the HSRC he was an associate professor and the head of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Fort Hare, Bisho campus.