Prof Christina Zarowsky was appointed as a professor in the School of Public Health and Director of the Centre for Research in HIV and AIDS in 2009. A medical doctor from Canada, Christina has specialized in public health and medical anthropology. She was founding leader of the IDRC’s Governance, Equity and Health (GEH) programme initiative, which examines public health and health systems issues from a governance perspective, emphasising civic engagement, attention to power process, and strengthening linkages between research, policy, practice and social change.
Christina’s professional experience includes clinical practice in northern and rural Canada, consultancy work in international and refugee health, teaching, and research in anthropology, international development, and community mental health at McGill University and the University of Ottawa. She has degrees from the universities of Toronto (Canada), McMaster (Canada), Harvard (USA), and McGill (Canada).
A list of her publications and the theses she has supervised to completion can be found here.
As the Centre’s Administrative Co-ordinator, Tamlin Petersen is responsible for co-ordinating a range of the Centre’s activities, especially the annual symposia and a range of other public events Although Tamlin has been with the Centre since 2009, she has worked with the School of Public Health since 2002, particularly offering part-time support for the Summer and Winter School Programmes.
Emma Chademana joined the Centre for Research in HIV&AIDS in 2011 as Project Administrative Co-ordinator for the multi-year PEPFAR-CDC programme. Prior to this she worked for the Doris Duke Medical Research Institute at Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as for the Higher Education AIDS (HEAIDS) Programme, Durban and World Vision International (Zimbabwe).
Currently registered for a PhD, Emma’s research interests lie in HIV/ AIDS, sustainable livelihoods, quality of life and orphans and vulnerable children.