Mr Nkosana Jafta

Mr Nkosana Jafta

Name Mr Nkosana Jafta
Position Lecturer
Telephone +27 31 260 4471
Facsimile +27 31 260 4663
Qualifications: BMedSc (Natal) MMedSc (KwaZulu-Natal)

Nkosana Jafta is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Discipline of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He is also a co-PI in the MLCPP project that informed and shaped the establishment of CIDERU. As of March 2022, Nkosana Jafta is an Academic Leader of Research in the School of Nursing and Public Health.

Nkosana teaches in both the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes offered by the discipline and the School Nursing and Public Health. His research interests are in Environmental and Cancer Epidemiology. The focus of environmental epidemiology is (i) Environmental Exposure Assessment, (iii) Environmental Exposure Modelling and (ii) Exposure and Risk Methodology.

Nkosana Jafta has successfully obtained competitive grants and scholarships from NIH Fogarty International, South African TB and HIV/Aids Training (SATBAT), South African Netherlands Programme on Alternative Development (SANPAD), the University of KwaZulu-Natal Research Grant, among others. As part of the co-principal investigator in research collaboration, he has been part of funding applications that resulted in more than a total of R50 million for different studies that include MLCCP, OrCHID, HeALTH study, etc.

Nkosana Jafta has published in peer-reviewed journals, presented work in national and international meetings, and published a book chapter from one of the conference proceedings published. He occasionally reviews submissions to journals and scientific meetings. Nkosana Jafta has supervised and co-supervisor to completion of full-research Masters and Doctoral students working on environmental epidemiology with emphasis on air pollution and cancer epidemiology. His research collaborations include local and international institutions, namely the South African Medical Research Council, Gothenburg University (GU) in Sweden and the University of Michigan (UM) in the USA.

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