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Meet the Research Team
Joanne Naidoo
Prof Joanne Naidoo
Position: Director of Research (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Room: Building 7, 2nd Floor
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2114
Email: Joanne.Naidoo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD Nursing (UKZN); M Nursing (UKZN); B Nursing (UKZN); Dip Ned (UKZN), Cert Health Professions Education (FAIMER-SAFRI)
Expertise: Nursing Research HIV related Stigma, Psychosocial determinants of HIV, Evidence Based Practice, Reflective Nursing and Communities of Practice
Responsibilities: Facilitate and oversee the research related activities within the Faculty of Health Sciences aligned to the Research and Innovation strategy of the Faculty and Institution

Thembeka Sdinane
Ms Thembeka Sdinane
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Room: Building 7, Room 0118
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4020
Email: Thembeka.Sdinane@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA in Psychology (NMMU), BA hons in Psychology (NMMU), MA Psychology (Nelson Mandela University)
Responsibilities: Research project management, Research administrative support, Research engagement and networking.

Wilbert Sibanda
Dr Wilbert Sibanda
Position: Senior Lecturer & Biostatistician
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Room: Ocean Sciences Campus, C-Block, 2nd Floor
Location: Ocean Sciences Campus
Phone: 082 723 9181
Email: Wilbert.Sibanda@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (Wits University), BSc (Med) Hons (UCT), MSc (Med) (Wits), PhD (Statistical Modelling of HIV (NWU), currently working on PhD (Statistics and Operational Research- Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona Tech)

Wilma ten Ham-Baloyi
Dr Wilma ten Ham-Baloyi (Part Time - Contract)
Position: Research associate (Faculty of Health Sciences) and lecturer (Emergency Medical Care Department)
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Room: C-block, 2nd Floor
Location: Ocean Sciences Campus
Phone: 041 504 3171
Email: wilma.tenham-baloyi@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD Nursing (NWU); M Nursing (NWU); B Nursing (Christian School for Higher Education, Ede, the Netherlands); Dip Ned (NMMU)
Expertise: Research, capacity building and education
Responsibilities: Facilitate research-related activities within the Faculty of Health Sciences

Birthlin Mouton
Mrs Birthlin Mouton (Part Time - Contract)
Position: Research Support
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Room: C-block, 2nd Floor, Room C209
Location: Ocean Sciences Campus
Phone: 041 504 2960
Email: Birthlin.Mouton@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: National Diploma in Marketing (NMMU); BCom in Industrial Psychology (UNISA), BCom hons in Industrial Psychology (UNISA)
Responsibilities: Research administrative support