Full Name
Thirusha Naidu
Associate Professor
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Dr. Naidu is an Associate Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a clinical psychologist practicing in the public health context in South Africa. Her research focus is equity in global medical education and global health, inspired by her experiences as Global South researcher in global health, mental health and infectious diseases (HIV and MDR-TB, FGS etc). Dr. Naidu has worked consistently with marginalized and racialised women in the Global South. Her research focuses on global medical education from critical and theoretical perspectives including decolonial and feminist theories. Dr. Naidu is interested in how research, authorship and scholarship practices shape dominant and marginalized narratives in medical education research, teaching and clinical practice which may contribute to fragmented care narratives and practices. She uses research poetry as a method for deep reflexivity to document, present and illustrate research findings. Her published work has appeared in The Lancet, Academic Medicine, The British Medical Journal and The Lancet Global Health.
Thirusha Naidu