A welcome from the Director of Research, Professor Paula Melariri

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Directorate.  Here we create an excellent platform for interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research initiatives and an engaging environment for staff and students, which aligns well with the institutional ethos and Faculty research strategic goals. The Research Directorate embraces teamwork, shared decision-making-via strategic community/stakeholder engagement as a vital tool to attaining research excellence. The Faculty has a good network of collaborators nationally and internationally, and research programmes geared towards enhancing patient-centred care, interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional health research network (IPHRN). We strive to uphold the integrity and probity of research and academic practice, traversing various theory, disciplines, and methodological practices.                

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Ms Thembeka Sdinane

Associate Lecturer

Tel: +27(0)41 504 4020