Position: Emeritus Professor Qualifications: B(Cur) (UNISA), BA Soc Sci (UNISA),
MPH (Berkeley), DrPH (Berkeley)
Thandi Puoane has a background in nursing, has taught at universities in South Africa and the USA and has been a principal investigator for a range of research projects.
Thandi’s areas of specialisation are nutrition, child health and monitoring and evaluation of programmes. Her research areas include nutrition, obesity and risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Recently she has been working with community health workers in developing and implementing community-based programmes for prevention and control of NCDs.
Thandi is rated as a C2 scientist by the National Research Foundation. She has written several chapters in books and has published widely in local and international peer reviewed journals.