Transdisciplinary approaches to strengthen South African public health systems

Andrew Robinson

ew K L Robinson, Public Health Physician


Areas of Expertise Health systems & programs innovation, implementation monitoring and evaluation; communicable and non-communicable diseases; Health Information Systems, clinical research; and human resources for health.

CURRENTLY: Extraordinary professor (2018), African Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR), developing the NWU School for Health Professionals, and graduate courses in Health Promotion, and Public Health for non-health professionals.

Petra Bester

ester has extensive work experience in the public and private health sectors of South Africa, including managed healthcare from both the hospital and administrator’s perspective. After a clinical masters’ degree in Community Psychiatric Nursing and a PhD in Nursing, Petra Bester returned to the higher education context since 2010. Although a dedicated researcher and lecturer, Petra occupied managerial positions since 2013.