Lungiswa Tsolekile is a dietician who has been involved in research on chronic poverty. Her current interests include childhood obesity and the prevention and control of chronic non- communicable diseases (NCDs) in adults. She has been working with community health workers (CHWs) in promoting healthy lifestyles for prevention of chronic NCDs, as well exploring the use of motivational interviewing by CHWs to change the eating behaviours of community members. Her current work focuses on training CHWs involved with chronic NCDs.
In 2018 Lungi obtained her PhD in Public Health. Her thesis addressed the development of an integrated model of care for use by CHWs working with chronic NCDs in Khayelitsha, South Africa.