Dr Nisha Nadesan-Reddy

DRILL Project Manager

Dr Nadesan-Reddy obtained her MBChB summa cum laude at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a Public Health Medicine Specialist having obtained her Fellowship of the College of Public Health Medicine of South Africa [FCPHM (SA)] and a Master of Medicine in Public Health Medicine in 2011. She was the Project Manager of the NIH/FIC (R24) grant awarded to UKZN: Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). She has many years of experience in project and grant management in terms of multi-site and multi-partner grants and projects. She has an in depth knowledge of the South African national public health care system, the challenges it faces, experience and knowledge of public health programmes, research, infrastructure and current issues and best practices. She is currently the DRILL Project Manager.

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Nadesan-Reddy, N. and Knight, S., 2013. The effect of traffic calming on pedestrian injuries and motor vehicle collisions in two areas of the eThekwini Municipality: a before-and-after study. SAMJ: South African Medical Journal, 103(9), pp.621-625.

Muzigaba, M., Thompson, M.L., Sartorius, B., Matthews, G., Nadesan-Reddy, N., Pillay, S. and Lalloo, U., 2016. Implementation and outcome evaluation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative biostatistical reasoning workshops for faculty and postgraduate students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 8(1), pp.87-91.

Muzigaba, M., Naidoo, K., Ross, A., Reddy, N.N. and Pillay, S., 2016. Predictors of site choice and eventual learning experiences in a decentralised training programme designed to prepare medical students for careers in underserved areas in South Africa. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 8(1), pp.92-98.