Professor Moses Chimbari

Public Health Research Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Professor Moses Chimbari is a Public Health Research Professor in the School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Prof Chimbari is co-PI of the EMDIYA (Ethics for Mental health Digital Innovations for Youth in Africa) project, PI of EMDIYA-SA and member of the EMDIYA Management Committee.

Before joining UKZN, Prof Chimbari was Deputy Director of the Botswana Okavango Research Institute, (2008-2012); Director of Research and Innovation, Zimbabwe National University of Science and Technology (2006-2008) and Director of Zimbabwe University Lake Kariba Research Station, (2000-2006). Prof Chimbari has published over 125 articles in peer-reviewed journals on diverse public health aspects including Mental Health . He has graduated 22 PhD and 11 Masters Students and has a passion for capacity building. He has developed short courses targeting postgraduate students and early career academics; these include mentorship, proposal development, manuscript writing, thesis writing, and grant writing.

Prof Chimbari has extensive experience in developing and managing large projects. In this regard, he has in the past two decades led projects funded by the International Development Research Centre – Canada (IDRC; 2002-2004; IDRC; 2010-2014), World Health Organization (WHO/IDRC; 2013-2017), and National Institute of Health Research TIBA (NIHR – UK; 2018 – current). He is the President of Ecohealth International, chair of Africa Ecohealth Regional Chapter, co-Deputy Director of Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA), Member of NIHR Global Health Community Engagement and Involvement Advisory Network. And Member of the Planetary Health Alliance Task Team on Medical Students planetary health competencies. He also served on the advisory committee of Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA funded by the UK Department for International Development, Economic and Social Research Council, and the Natural Environment Research Council – 2011 to 2015). Prof Chimbari has been recorded as one of the Top 30 Researchers of UKZN in 2017, 2018 and 2019.