|Qualifications:||BNursing (UCT), MSc Nursing (UCT), MPH (Harvard), PhD (Uppsala)|
Tanya Doherty is a chief specialist scientist in the Health Systems Research Unit of the SA MRC. She began her studies in nursing and midwifery at UCT and then studied Public Health in the USA and Sweden. Her research focus is child health and nutrition especially primary care and community-based interventions. She has led research in South Africa and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has published over 100 peer reviewed papers. Tanya is also an honoroary Professor in the School of Public Health at UWC where she teaches and supervises masters and doctoral students.