Administrative Staff

Professor Thumbi Ndung’u BVM, PhD
SANTHE Programme Director, Consortium Steering Committee Member & Site Principal Investigator
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa

Thumbi Ndung'u is both the SANTHE Programme Director and the Director of the HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP). He also heads a laboratory at AHRI (the African Health Research Institute) -...

SANTHE Programme Executive Manager

Denis Chopera holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Zimbabwe, a MSc in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Cape Town and a PhD in Medical Virology from...

SANTHE Senior Strategic Advisor

Victoria Kasprowicz’s research has focused on the immune system's response to a range of pathogens, including HCV, a virus that affects the liver. Her current research aims to identify biomarkers...

Chief Financial Officer

Dilip Kalyan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988. Shortly thereafter, he joined SA Clothing Industries as a Proactive Accountant where he quickly moved up through the ranks to be appointed...

Grants Manager

Sashin Harilall is the Grants Manager at AHRI – SANTHE’s Lead Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an Honours degree in Business Management...

Grants Accountant

David Ngui joined KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in November 2013 and is currently tasked with producing both internal management reports and grant donor reports with a key focus in...

SANTHE Grants Officer

Kevin Opelokgale joined Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) in September 2014 as an intern in the grants department. Having no experience in the field, he quickly learned grants...

SANTHE Communications Officer

After attaining a journalism degree from the Durban University of Technology in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Kim Waddilove worked as a journalist in Johannesburg and Durban before entering the...

SANTHE Administration Supervisor

Sipho Khumalo holds a BSc Degree in Chemistry and Geology with the University of Cape Town. He has also acquired certificates in IT and Project Management. He did Grants Management Training, Human...

Project Administrator

Lucie Ikumi is specialised in human resource management. She is mainly involved in working with finance staff on budgetary, procurement and other admin issues associated with KWTRP’s projects.

Research Degree Administrator

Liz Igombo-Murabu is the students’ administrator for IDeAL and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. Her role is vital in ensuring the smooth and efficient management of the training of nearly...