Prof. Uta Lehmann
  • Position: Professor
    Qualifications:  MA (Hannover), PhD (Hannover)
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Uta Lehmann joined the SOPH in 1999 and has been director from 2009 to 2012. Having worked in health personnel education since 1991, her interests and expertise lie in human resource development, monitoring and evaluation and qualitative research. She has worked extensively with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and was a member of the Rockefeller-funded Joint Learning Initiative on health human resources. Uta has a background in social sciences and a PhD in social history.


Bradley B, Lehmann U and Butler N. “Emerging roles and competencies of district and sub-district pharmacists: a case study from Cape Town.” Human Resources for Health (2015) 13:88.

Cleary S, Schaay N, Botes E, Figlan N, Lehmann U, Gilson L. Re-imagining community participation at the district level: Lessons from the DIALHS collaboration 151. In: Padarath A, King J, English R, editors. South African Health Review 2014/2015 [Internet]. Durban: Health System; 2015. Chapter 12, p. 151–61.

Lehmann U. Strengthening human resources for health systems resilience to care for mothers and children. BMC Health Services Research.2015;15 Supplement 1:S6..

Helen Schneider and Uta Lehmann. From Community Health Workers to Community Health Systems: Time to Widen the Horizon? Health Systems & Reform, 2(2):112–118, 2016. Published with license by Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 2328-8604 print / 2328-8620 online DOI: 10.1080/23288604.2016.1166307

Kabir Sheikh, Helen Schneider, Irene Akua Agyepong, Uta Lehmann, Lucy Gilson. Boundary-spanning: reflections on the practices and principles of Global Health. BMJ Glob Health 2016;1:e000058. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000058

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