Prof Khangelani Zuma Divisional Executive of Human and Social Capabilities and head of biostatistics at the Human Sciences Research Council based in Pretoria. Prof Zuma has over 12 years of experience as a statistician. He has been involved in large scale surveys and clinical trials as a statistician focusing on conceptualisation, design and implementation of these studies.
His expertise and research interest span around survey design, complex data analyses, linear and non-linear mixed models, hierarchical Bayesian models, (correlated) survival data analyses, epidemiology: modelling infectious diseases data, HIV incidence estimation and monitoring and evaluation of HIV intervention programmes.
Prof Zuma has also taught statistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His recent publications include authoring and co-authoring papers published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, migration and biostatistics. He has presented papers at both local and international conferences. He is currently the chair of the ministerial committee Health Data Advisory and Co-ordinating Committee and a member of the Statistics Council of Statistics South Africa.
Prof Khangelani Zuma has been appointed as Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Public Health. The appointment is effective from 01 October 2018..