Navigate Up
Sign In

 Prof. Uta Lehmann

Position: Professor and director
Department: School of Public Health
Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
Qualifications: MA (Hannover), PhD (Hannover)
Tel: +27 21 959 2633
Fax: + 27 21 959 2872


 Uta Lehmann joined the SOPH in 1999 and has been director from 2009 to 2012. Having worked in health personnel education since 1991, her interests and expertise lie in human resource development, monitoring and evaluation and qualitative research. She has worked extensively with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and was a member of the Rockefeller-funded Joint Learning Initiative on health human resources. Uta has a background in social sciences and a PhD in social history.


Lehmann U & Gilson L. Actor interfaces and practices of power in a community health worker programme: A South African study of unintended policy outcomes. Health Policy and Planning, 23 July 2012; [epub ahead of print] pp.1-9. doi:1.1093/heapol/czs066.

Brown A, Cometto G, Cumbi A, de Pinho H, Kamwendo F, Lehmann U, McCourt W, McPake B, Pariyo G & Sanders D. Mid-level health providers: A promising resource. HRH Exchange of the Global Health Workforce Alliance, June 2011; 28(2):308-15. (English, Spanish)

Orgill M, Nxumalo N, Amde WK, Erasmus E, Lehmann U, Goudge J, Gilson L. (2012/13). Health Policy and Systems Research: Needs, challenges and opportunities in South Africa – a university perspective. In: Padarath A & English R (eds.), The South African Health Review (2012/2013). Cape Town: Health Systems Trust.




 Member: Global Health Workforce Alliance’s international expert panel to develop guidelines for the scaling up of community health worker programmes
Member: Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA)
Member: Research on the State of Nursing (ReSON) national working group, 2011-present
Member of steering committee: African Health Workforce Observatory
Member of editorial board: Human Resources for Health, since 2006
Reviewer: Education for Health
Reviewer: Educational Action Research
Reviewer: Health Policy and Planning
Reviewer: Social Science and Medicine
Reviewer: WHO Bulletin
External examiner: Health Management modules, University of KwaZulu-Natal
External examiner: PhD thesis, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Co-ordinator: WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Human Resources for Health, since 2004

UWC Supports Sustainability
© 2013 UWC | Disclaimer | Sign-in

Contact Centre

University of the Western Cape,
Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa | +27 21 959 2911