Dr. Thubelihle Mathole
  • Position: Senior Researcher
    Department: School of Public Health
    Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
    Qualifications: BSc (Hons) (UZ), MPA (UZ), PhD (Uppsala, Sweden)
    Fax: + 27 21 959 2872
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Senior Researcher 

Thuba Mathole joined the SOPH as a senior researcher in 2008, bringing with her wide experience in research, training and programme planning and management. Her professional work experience includes management and implementation of primary health care and public health programmes in both government and non-governmental organizations. Her areas of interest are international/global health, monitoring and evaluation, health systems, HIV, global public policy and maternal and child health.


Kufre Joseph Okop, Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Thubelihle Mathole, Naomi Levitt and Thandi Puoane. Perceptions of Body Size, Obesity Threat and the Willingness to Lose Weight among Black South African Adults: a Qualitative Study. BMC Public Health (2016) 16:365. DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3028-7

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