Professor Hellen Myezwa
|Position||HEAD OF SCHOOL|
|Qualifications||DHT, MSc, PhD, Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy|
|Organisational Unit||School of Therapeutic Sciences|
Rehabilitation service delivery models (CBR and institution based concepts)
HIV disability and rehabilitation
ICF and rehabilitation
A ssociate Professor. Myezwa is the Head of Department and a lecturer in public health and community physiotherapy.
Associate Professor Hellen Myezwa began lecturing in the Physiotherapy Department in 2003. She trained as a physiotherapist in the UK and graduated in 1985. She obtained an MSc in 2003 and a PhD in 2008. Her areas of lecturing and special interest are community physiotherapy and public health for both under and post graduate students. Currently she is the Head of the physiotherapy Department and her academic position has teaching, administrative and research responsibilities. She has membership on many faculty committees and serves on an international Trust concerned with health care delivery as a board member. Dr Myezwa has presented papers and posters at local, national and international physiotherapy and multidisciplinary congresses. She has supervised seven MSc students to completion and continues to supervise 5 MScs and 6 Phd students. Her research interests are rehabilitation service delivery models specifically community based rehabilitation, HIV and rehabilitation and management in rehabilitation and physiotherapy especially at a primary health care (PHC) level. She is a member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy, Public Health Association of SA and Rural rehabilitation South Africa.