Our Team

Learn more about the Malawi Nutrition Research Team.

Leadership

Emmie Mbale MD, PhD

College of Medicine, University of Malawi
Department of Paediatrics

Lecturer

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Consultant Paediatrician
  • Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Ken Maleta MD, PhD

Blantyre, Malawi
  • School of Public Health and Family Medicine 
  • Department of Public Health 
  • College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Wieger Voskuijl MD, PhD

College of Medicine, University of Malawi
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Honorary Lecturer

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Pediatrician
  • Global Child Health Group
  • Emma Children’s Hospital
  • Academic Medical Centre
  • University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Robert Bandsma MD, PhD

College of Medicine, University of Malawi
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Honorary Lecturer

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Staff Gastroenterologist, Nutritionist
  • Clinician Scientist
  • Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • Associate Professor
  • Depts of Paediatrics and Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

Team

Emmanuel Chimwezi BSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Data Manager 
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Celine Bourdon

Toronto, Canada
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Peter Gilgan Center for Research and Learning
  • Translational Medicine

Allison Daniel MSc

Toronto, Canada / Blantyre, Malawi
  • PhD Candidate, Nutritional Sciences
  • The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto

Jessica Chikwana MBBS

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Registrar in Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Isabel Potani MSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • CHAIN Study/Nutrition Study Coordinator
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Prisca Harawa MBBS

Blantyre, Malawi
  • CHAIN Study Lead Clinician
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Paul Chiwaya MSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Study Coordinator
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Dennis Chasweka MPhil

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Study Coordinator 
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Departments

Data Department

Chikondi Makwinja BSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Data Officer
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Esther Kamanga Dip

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Data Clerk
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Laboratory Department

Stanley Khoswe MSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Laboratory Coordinator
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Chisomo Phiri BSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Laboratory Technician
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Jonathan Kapichira

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Laboratory Runner
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Transport Department

Kingsley Saulosi Dip

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Research Driver
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Clinical Department

Chisomo Eneya MSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Clinical Coordinator 
  • Research Clinician
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Mike Bwanali MSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Research Nurse
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Angella Ngwira Dip

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Research Nurse
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Field Department

Josephine Tenthani BSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Field Officer
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Abel Tembo BSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Field Officer
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Frank Ziwoya BSc

Blantyre, Malawi
  • Field Officer
  • The College of Medicine, University of Malawi