Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Pretoria
Tivani Mashamba-Thompson is a Professor and a Deputy Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies for the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is a NRF-rated Medical Scientist (Molecular Biology) registered by the Health Profession Council South Africa. Mashamba-Thompson’s research revolves around evidence synthesis and implementation of point-of-care diagnostics for underserved population and resource-limited settings. Author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in accredited journals including high impact journals such as the Lancet and Nature. She has supervised and mentored more than 20 postgraduate students to completion.
Tivani is a member of the Covid-19 Scientific Advisory Committee for Limpopo Province and she is one of the co-investigators for a national Covid-19 study aimed at optimizing the implementation of new Covid-19 point-of-care tests in South Africa. Her research work on point-of-care diagnostics has been recognized by nationally and international. She has won multiple competitive research awards. She was listed as one of the Mail and Guardian’s most powerful women in 2020. She was invited to join the University College London (UCL) Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI) fellowship. She serves as an editorial board member for the Lancet’s eBioMedicine journal. An Associate Editor for the Frontiers in Reproductive Heath and a Guest Editor for Diagnostics journal.