Students




PhD Students


Nada Abdelatif


Stellenbosch University
Prof John Hargrove, Prof Kesh Govinder

Modelling the population dynamics and spread of African Trypanosomiasis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Elisha Are


Stellenbosch University
Prof John Hargrove

Extinction probabilities for tsetse (Glossina spp.) in a world of changing climate

Timothy Awine


University of Cape Town
Dr Sheetal P Silal

The malaria elimination agenda: Prospects for Ghana using mathematical modelling tools

James Mba Azam


Stellenbosch University
Prof Juliet Pulliam

Models for planning vaccination campaigns in response to an outbreak

Faikah Bruce


Stellenbosch University
Dr Leigh Johnson, Prof Alex Welte

The effect of adolescent-focused HIV prevention methods on HIV incidence and drug-resistance in South Africa: a model-based evaluation

Menard Chihana


University of Cape Town
Dr Mary-Ann Davies, Dr David Maman

A multisite analysis of population based cross-sectional HIV/AIDS data to assess the cascade of care in the era of wide spread preventive and treatment programs in four high HIV prevalence sub-Saharan countries: Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, and Zimbabwe

Lucy Andere Chimoyi-Otwombe


University of Witwatersrand
Dr Salome Charalambous, Dr Eustasius Musenge, Dr Nishila Moodley

Modelling latent tuberculosis infection diagnosis and treatment among healthcare workers in South Africa

Geoffrey Fatti


Stellenbosch University
Prof Usuf Chikte, Prof Jean Nachega

An evaluation of the effectiveness of task-shifting health systems approaches, including community-based and pharmaceutical care models, for HIV treatment and prevention programs in South Africa

Buri Gershom


Stellenbosch University
Dr Wilfred Ndifon

Quantification of the ageing of the human immune system

Zoe Gill


University of Cape Town
Dr Wilfred Ndifon, Dr Mohlopheni Jackson Marakalala

A new method for high-resolution telomere length mapping in T cell subsets

Tendai Gotora


University of Cape Town
Prof Tolullah Oni, Prof Marie-Louise Newell

Estimating and monitoring child health at population level: A model-based assessment of health facility-based data

Abdul-Karim Iddrisu


University of Cape Town
Dr Freedom Gumedze

Sensitivity analysis frameworks in longitudinal clinical trials with missing data and protocol deviations

Mmamapudi Kubjane


University of Cape Town
Dr Leigh Johnson, Dr Tolullah Oni

Modelling the effects of HIV, diabetes, vitamin D deficiency and household overcrowding on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in South Africa

Takura Kupamupindi


University of Cape Town
Dr Sheetal Silal

Modeling malaria elimination in Zimbabwe

Laurette Mhlanga


Stellenbosch University
Prof Alex Welte

Time/age smoothing/interpolation of prevalence data to optimise incidence estimation from population/survey data

Elton Mukonda


University of Cape Town
Prof Maia Lesosky

Optimising chronic disease monitoring in resource limited settings

David Niyukuri


Stellenbosch University
Prof Wim Delva

Combining sexual behavioural survey data, phylodynamics and agent-based simulation models towards a unified framework for HIV prevention research

Jenna Patterson


University of Cape Town
Dr Benjamin Kagina, Dr Rudzani Muloiwa, Dr Sheetal Silal, Dr Susan Cleary, Prof Gregory Hussey

Evidence-Based vaccinology: a study of hepatitis A in South Africa

David James Phair


Stellenbosch University
Prof Theresa Wossler, Prof Cang Hui

Social organisation and pathogen transmission in African ants: at what point do social immunity benefits diminish?

Tamsin Kate Phillips


University of Cape Town
Prof Landon Myer, Prof Catherine Orrell

Understanding maternal adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected women through pregnancy, breastfeeding and into ongoing ART care

Danielle Roberts


University of KwaZulu-Natal
Prof Glenda Matthews, Prof Benn Sartorius, Prof Bob Snow, Dr Benn Sartorius

Modelling anaemia in four sub-Saharan African countries

Eva Liliane Ujeneza


Stellenbosch University
Prof Martin Nieuwoudt, Dr Wilfred Ndifon

Modelling the dynamics of CD4 T-cell reconstitution of HIV infected patients on HAART



MSc Students


Jeremy Bingham


Stellenbosch University
Dr Eduard Grebe, Prof Alex Welte

Estimating the value of perfect test-sensitivity information for blood bank screening algorithms

Winnie Chabaari


Stellenbosch University
Dr Rachid Ouifki, Dr A Eladaddi

The use of oncolytic viruses as a novel cancer treatment method

Emanuel Dominic


Stellenbosch University
Prof Wim Delva

Associations between age differences in relationships and relationship characteristics that affect HIV transmission risk

Khotso Matlou


University of Pretoria
Dr Rachid Ouifki

Mathematical modelling and the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of the combined use of DDT and education in malaria control

Rita Sianga


University of Cape Town
Prof Darren Martin

Analysis of the non-reversibility of HIV and its impact on the phylogenetic analysis of HIV

Wynand van Staden


Stellenbosch University
Dr Eduard Grebe, Prof Alex Welte

A within-host mathematical model of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection



Biomaths Honours Students


Handre Janse Van Vuuren


Stellenbosch University



David Louw


Stellenbosch University



Thandiwe Njephe


Stellenbosch University



Makabongwe Nombula


Stellenbosch University





Emerging Researchers


Tracy Glass


University of Cape Town
Prof Maia Lesosky

Estimating and monitoring child health at population level: A model-based assessment of health facility-based data

Muhammad Osman


Stellenbosch University
Prof Anneke Hesseling, Prof Alex Welte

TB-associated mortality in South Africa: longitudinal trends and the impact of health system interventions

Brian Rambau


University of Cape Town
Prof Maia Lesosky

Identifying and quantifying organism interactions in longitudinal child health studies