Position: Professor Department: School of Public Health Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health Qualifications: B(Cur) (UNISA), BA Soc Sci (UNISA),
MPH (Berkeley), DrPH (Berkeley)
(Retired from SOPH in December 2014; now on contract)
Originally trained as a nurse, Thandi Puoane has extensive experience in nursing, research, nutrition and chronic diseases. Her main research areas include improving the hospital management of severe malnutrition and prevention of risk factors for non-communicable diseases among peri-urban women using a participatory action research approach. She has worked with several provincial departments of health developing programmes and establishing monitoring and evaluation systems to improve the programme implementation. She is rated as a C3 scientist by the National Research Foundation.