Alexio Mbereko is a Lecturer in the Child Sensitive Social Policy Programme. He is an experienced social scientist who holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has 14 years experience as a researcher and has served as a social scientist on three trans-disciplinary ECOHEALTH (Environment, society and health) research projects, which are the Malaria and Bilharzia in Southern Africa (MABISA) and the Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) amongst five other smaller studies.

Research Interests

Dr. Mbereko has a sound background in humanities and social sciences were he has successfully utilized political ecology theory to understand social differentiation, marginalization and inequalities, public health, natural resource utilization, governance and policy. He has 12 publications. His research contributes to sustainable development through interrogating the environment, society and health nexus in a differentiated political economy, he fights for social justice through equity and equality.


Education and Qualifications

2014     PhD in Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

2008     MPhil in Social Sciences, University of Zimbabwe

2002     BA Humanities and Social Sciences, Africa University

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