The University of Stellenbosch


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

  • Jeannine du Bois
    Site Medical Director CTU Coordinator

  • Anneen van Deventer
    Laboratory Manager

  • Carien Bekker
    Research Clinician

  • Delphine Adams 
    Personal Assistant to the Director

  • Graeme Hoddinott
    Socio-behavioural Science: Strategic Input

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

  • James Seddon
    Research Clinician

  • Jennifer Hughes
    Research Clinician

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

  • Kerry Nel
    Research Clinician

  • Lario Viljoen
    Socio-behavioural Science Lead

  • 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

  • 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

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: