Adjunct Prof. Vera Scott
Qualifications: MBChB (UCT), DCH (UCT), MPH (UWC), PhD (UWC)
For 14 years Vera held the position of Senior Researcher at the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
During this time she contributed significantly to the teaching and research on health equity and social determinants of health within the Primary Health Care approach, and leadership and management through a health systems lens.
Her PhD explored the interactions of health information systems and governance, in the decision-making practice of facility managers. She now works as an operational manager, exploring the opportunities for community engagement and intersectoral action for health within a district health system. She brings experiential practitioner knowledge to the programme, combining theory and practice.
In the news
Developing a district level supportive supervision framework for community health workers through co-production in South Africa
Staff inolved: Tumelo Assegaai, Helen Schneider and Vera Scott
Public Health Needs Leaders With Heart – Public Health Leader Juanita O. Arendse Receives Jakes Gerwel Award 2020
“South Africa’s public health system faces a number of challenges – and we need leaders to solve them, not just managers. That’s one of the lessons COVID-19 has helped drive home – and it’s one we all need to learn.”