The University of Stellenbosch


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  • Anneke C. Hesseling
    Director - Distinguished Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health

  • Amina Abdullah
    Quality Assurance and Regulatory Manager

  • Anneen van Deventer
    Laboratory Manager

  • Carien Bekker
    Research Clinician

  • Carla McKenzie
    Clinical Investigator

  • Delphine Adams 
    Personal Assistant to the Director

  • Frieda Verheye-Dua
    Regulatory and Quality Assurance Manager

  • Graeme Hoddinott
    Socio-behavioural Science Lead

  • Gwynneth Hendricks
    Communications and Community Advisory Board Liaison (CAB) Officer

  • Isabelle Dewandel
    Clinical investigator

  • James Seddon
    Research Clinician

  • Jana Winckler
    Research Clinician

  • Jennifer Hughes
    Research Clinician

  • Karen du Preez
    Lead: Paediatric TB Operational/Implementation Science research

  • Kerry Nel
    Research Clinician

  • Lario Viljoen
    Socio-behaviorual science researcher

  • Louvina van der Laan
    Research Clinician: Population pharmacokinetic modeling

  • Marieke van der Zalm
    Research Clinician: Lead TB diagnostic studies and lung health platform

  • Megan Palmer
    Research Clinician

  • Peter Bock
    Lead Clinical Researcher

  • Peter Donald
    Advisor and Mentor

  • Regina Gioio
    Clinical sub-investigator

  • Rory Dunbar
    Data Centre Manager

  • Samke Nyamathe
    Research Clinician

  • Simon H. Schaaf
    Senior Specialist in Paediatrics and Child Health

  • Sterna Brand
    Human Resources Manager

  • Sue-Ann Meehan
    Senior Researcher: Implementation Science

  • Susan Purchase
    Research Clinician

  • Theodore Smith
    Logistics Manager

  • Vikesh T. Naidoo
    Quality Assurance Manager

  • Affiliated Staff

  • Anne-Marie Demers
    DTTC Microbiologist and Laboratory Director

  • Anthony Garcia-Prats
    Medical Director: Brooklyn Chest Hospital Pharmacokinetics Unit

  • Elisa Lopez Varela
    Post-doctoral research fellow/Paediatric specialist

  • Florian Marx
    Senior Researcher

  • Muhammad Osman
    Research Clinician

  • Rosa Sloot
    Research Fellow

  • Elisabetta Walters
    Clinical lead: paediatric TB diagnostic research

Postgraduate PhD Students

The DTTC has a strong focus on capacity building and transformation. Our current PhD degree students include:

Nomtha Mandla
Recruitment, participation and retention of research participants in the HPTN 071 Population Cohort, South Africa

Nosivuyile Vanqa

Healthcare workers as mediators of drug-resistant (DR-) Tuberculosis (TB) information in the Western Cape Province, South Africa

Louvina van der Laan
Pharmacometric modelling as a tool to optimise TB Treatment in children

Laing de Villiers
Identity fluidity on the margins of Cape Winelands communities

Michaile Gizelle Anthony 

Measuring health-related quality of life amongst children with respiratory illnesses in LMIC settings – A mixed-method approach toward developing a scale in Cape Town, South Africa

Dillon Wademan
Intergenerational chronicity and comorbidity of living with HIV, TB, and chronic conditions in South Africa

Hanlie Myburgh
The state and the citizen in the scale-up of HIV services in South Africa

Join our team

Please visit the Stellenbosch University website to find available positions at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre: