KwaZulu-Natal region

Member: Dr Veena Singaram

Institution: UKZN

Dr Veena S Singaram, is a senior lecturer Academic Leader of Research at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her qualifications include a BMedSc (UKZN), MMedSc (UKZN), Certificate in Higher Education Practice (Oxford Brookes University, U.K) and PhD in Health Professions Education (Maastricht University, Netherlands). Dr Singaram is a fellow of the Sub-Saharan African Foundation for Advancement in Medical Education and Research and served on the SAFRI Board.  She served as the SAAHE treasurer for three terms and Chairs the Kwa-Zulu Natal Chapter. She has published widely in health professions education and has graduated, supervised and examined several doctoral and masters students nationally and internationally. She has conducted workshops, presented and chaired at numerous international and national conferences and was appointed the national Conference Chair for the sixth and eleventh SAAHE conferences.   Dr Singaram was awarded several research grants and is a reviewer for several international journals.  Her scholarly interests include: developing student’s potentialities, technology enhanced learning, formative assessment feedback, and collaborative learning environments within a transformative learning paradigm.

Member: Prof P Reddy

Institution: DUT

Prof Poovendhree Reddy is in the Department of Community Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Durban University of Technology. Her area of interest is public health with emphasis on maternal and child health; water management and quality related to antimicrobial resistance and health risk assessment. She has special interest in biostatistics and epidemiology. Her experience in higher education include academic management and leadership, teaching scholarship in research methodology and research supervision. Apart from her active participation in DUT’s research agenda in terms of capacity building and development within her faculty and department, she is involved in numerous external engagements related to research (editorial board member, journal reviewer and advisory boards). She has extensive Research Ethics experience as she serves on the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Committee, the DUT Research Ethics Committee and the UKZN IBC (Biosafety and Ethics Committee).  She represents DUT’s Faculty of Health Sciences on SAAHE and is engaged in scholarship related to incorporating research into teaching and learning in health education. She is also aligned with the Education for Sustainable Healthcare special interest group (SIG) within SAAHE.

Member: Dr Fazila Ally

Institution: DUT

Member: Dr Elizabeth Ojewole Institution: UKZN

Member: Prof Ashley Ross

Institution: DUT

 

Member: Prof Andrew Ross

Institution: UKZN