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Organisational Structure

School of Public Health and Family Medicine

Head of Department and Director: Professor Landon Myer

The School has 8 Divisions and 3 URC accredited Research Centres / Units


Public Health Medicine (Head: Professor Leslie London)

Family Medicine (Head: Associate Professor Klaus von Pressentin)

Occupational Medicine (Head: Professor Mohamed Jeebhay)

Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Head:  Associate Professor Maia Lesosky)

Health Economics (Head: Professor Edina Sinanovic)

Health Policy and Systems (Head: Professor Lucy Gilson)

Social and Behavioural Sciences (Head: Associate Professor Lucia Knight)

Environmental Health (Head: Professor Hanna-Andrea Rother)

URC Accredited Research Centres / Units:

Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (Director: Professor Mary-Ann Davies)

Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research (Director: Associate Professor Shahieda Adams)

Health Economics Unit (Director: Professor John Ataguba)



EXCO comprises Heads of Divisions and Directors of Research Centres / Units and Portfolio Heads, Human Resources Head and Finance Administration Head as listed below.

Portfolio Heads:

Research:  Associate Professor Jill Olivier

Undergraduate Teaching:  Dr Nisha Jacob

Postgraduate Teaching:  Associate Professor Maia Lesosky

Information Technology:  Simphiwe Faleni

Space / Infrastructure:  Prof Landon Myer

Transformation:  Dr Olufunke Alaba

Human Resources Administration:  Ms Ansaaf Brink

Finance Administration:  Mrs Joy Fuller