Dr Thabi Maitin
Dr Thabi Maitin is the head of the Division of Research Capacity Development at the South African Medical Research Council. In this role, she has championed the inception of a restructured portfolio of how the council funds the development of the new generation of health and clinical scientists in the country. This has been done by successfully aligning nine funding programmes with national targets for the transformation and development of researchers in scarce skills and other identified fields of health research.
Dr Maitin holds a PhD in Health Science and is a microbiologist by profession. She has been involved in human health capacity development at various institutions in South Africa, in the region and abroad for some 20 years.