Shakira Choonara


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, 2014 to present.
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc), University of the Witwatersrand.
  • BA Honours Demography and Population Studies (Cum Laude), University of the Witwatersrand
  • MA Demography and Population Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Research Experience:

  • PhD Research Fellow, Centre for Health Policy 2014-present.
  • National Research Foundation Intern, Centre for Health Policy, 2013-April 2014.
  • Hewlett Foundation Research Fellow, Department of Demography and Population Studies, 2012.
  • Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences, 2010.

Research Interests: Health systems and policy research, governance issues, malaria, persons with disabilities, political systems and gender related issues.