Graduates

Doctoral Supervision  Masters Supervision Honours Group Supervision

Doctoral Supervision 

  1. TL King (PhD, 2020)

Clinical and Effluent ESKAPE Pathogens – A Correlation?: An investigation into the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and Enterococcus spp. isolated from clinical samples and proximate hospital effluent and wastewater treatment facilities

  1. D Amoako (PhD, 2019)

Molecular and Genomic Profiling of Staphylococcus aureus from ‘Farm-to-Fork’ in an Intensive Poultry Production System in uMgungundlovu District, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa

Resulted in 4 publications & 2 international conference presentations

  1. N Mbelle (PhD, 2019) – University of the Witwatersrand

Cassette Arrays Associated With Quinolone, Aminoglycoside And Beta-Lactam Co-Resistance In Enterobacteriaceae Implicated In Clinical Infections At Steve Biko Hospital In South Africa

Resulted in 4 publications & 1 international conference presentation

  1. Muhammad Yaseen (PhD)

Impact of Evidence-Based Interventions on the Incidence of Healthcare Associated Infections with Multi-Drug Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in a Hospital Setting – A Case Study of a 500-Bed Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  1. N Agyepong (PhD, 2019)

Molecular profile of Gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana

Resulted in 3 publications

  1. CR Founou (PhD, 2018)

Molecular Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistant ESKAPE Pathogens isolated from Public Sector Hospitals in uMgungundlovu District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Resulted in 6 publications

  1. LL Founou (PhD, 2018)

Molecular Epidemiology of Livestock-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Pigs and Exposed Workers in Cameroon and South Africa

Resulted in 11 publications & 1 international conference presentation

  1. A Somboro (PhD, 2018)

Characterization of Known and Emerging Metallo-β-Lactamase Inhibitors Active against Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Resulted in 4 publications & 1 international conference presentation

  1. C Najjuka (PhD, 2018 - Makerere University, Uganda)

Characterization of ESBLs in Enterobacteriaceae in Uganda

Resulted in 1 publication

  1. A Naidoo (PhD, 2017)

An Open Label Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing Two Regimens (Moxifloxacin vs Ethambutol) for Treatment of Smear-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Resulted in 2 publications & 1 international conference presentation

  1. J Osei (PhD, 2016)

Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae from the Private Sector in Durban, South Africa

Resulted in 4 publications & 1 international conference presentation

  1. D Pareko (PhD, 2016) – North West University

Antibiotic usage among ambulatory patients in the private healthcare sector of Namibia

Resulted in 3 publications

  1. V Singh (PhD, 2016)

Pedagogical Practices of Pharmacy academics at UKZN

  1. P Orton (PhD, 2015)

Access to Higher Education in the Health Sciences – A Policy Implementation Analysis

  1. L Bester (PhD, 2013)

Prevalence and Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance in Food Animal

Awarded the NRF Thuthuka Grant, the NRF Training Grant and the UKZN Competitive Grant based on the scientific merit of the study.

Resulted in 4 publications and 3 conference presentations.

  1. Mocktar (PhD, 2009)

Molecular Epidemiology of Multi-drug Resistant Escherichia coli Isolated at State Hospitals in Kwazulu-Natal                 

Resulted in 3 publications and 3 conference presentations

  1. Govinden (PhD, 2009)

Extended-spectrum Beta-Lactamase Resistance in Salmonella spp.

Resulted in 4 publications and 3 conference presentations

Masters Supervision

  1. K McIver (M Med Sc, 2020)

Molecular Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistant E.coli in Chicken from Farm-to-Fork

Resulted in 1 publication

  1. R Balliram (M. Pharm, 2019 – dissertation passed with distinction)

The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Doctors, Pharmacists and Nurses on Antimicrobials, Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship in South Africa

  1. Z Kubone (M Med Sc, 2019)

Molecular Epidemiology of Community-Acquired Urinary Tract Infections in Urban and Rural Areas of UMgungundlovu District

Resulted in 1 publication

  1. C Molechan (M Med Sc, 2019)

Molecular Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistant Enterococci in Chicken from Farm-to-Fork

 Resulted in 1 publication and 1 national conference presentation

  1. S Pillay (M Med Sc cum laude, 2019)

Molecular Epidemiology of Antibiotic Resistant Campylobacter spp. In Chicken from Farm-to-Fork

Resulted in 1 publication and 2 international conference presentation

  1. R Wadee (M. Pharm, 2019)

Continuous Quality Improvement in Antimicrobial stewardship: A case study of a private hospital in Durban, South Africa

  1. S Hoosain (M. Pharm, 2019 - dissertation passed with distinction)

Antibiotic De-Escalation as a Strategy in the Management of Sepsis

  1. A Desai (M. Pharm, cum laude, 2018)

A Correlation of Antibiotic Use and Resistance in Public Health Facilities in UMgungundlovu District, KZN

  1. M Patel (M. Pharm, 2018)

Trend Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance KwaZulu Natal: A Retrospective Study 2011- 2015

  1. CB Adjei (M. Med. Sc, 2017 – dissertation passed with distinction)

Molecular Characterization of Multi-Drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a Private Hospital in Durban, South Africa

Resulted in 1 publication

  1. J Asante (M. Pharm, 2017)

Molecular Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates from a Hospital In Ghana.

Resulted in 1 publication

  1. L Chirindze (M Med Sc, 2017)

Faecal Carriage of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. in Mozambican University Students

Resulted in 1 publication and 1 international conference presentation

  1. S Faife (M Med Sc, 2017)

Resistance To β-Lactam and Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics in Enterobacteriaceae from Chicken: An Observational Study in Maputo, Mozambique

Resulted in 1 publication and 1 international conference presentation

  1. C Langa (M H Sc, 2017)

Extended-spectrum β-Lactamase and Plasmid-mediated AmpC Resistance in Clinical Isolates of Escherichia coli from the Central Hospital of Maputo, Mozambique

Resulted in 1 publication and 1 international conference presentation

  1. S Singh (M. Pharm, 2017)

Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Stewardship: Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions amongst Final-Year Undergraduate Health Professional Students in a South African University

Resulted in 1 national conference presentation

  1. R Abotsi (M. Pharm cum laude, 2016)

Fluoroquinolone, Macrolide and Ketolide Resistance in Haemophilus parainfluenzae from Private Sector Patients in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

Resulted in 3 papers and 2 conference presentations – 1 national & 1 internationa)

  1. E Agoba (M. Pharm summa cum laude, 2016)

Carbapenem Resistance Mechanisms in Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from the Private Sector in Durban, South Africa

Resulted in 1 publication

  1. D Amoako (M. Med. Sc summa cum laude, 2016)

Molecular Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from the Private Sector in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Resulted in 2 papers and 1 international conference presentation which was awarded the ESCMID / GSK Vaccines Grant for the 26th ECCMID Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 2016

  1. R Azumah (M. Med. Sc, cum laude, 2016)

Evaluation of Metal Chelators as Potential Metallo-β-Lactamase Inhibitors

Resulted in 1 publication and 1 international conference presentation

  1. S Pottapinjara (M. Med. Sc, 2016)

In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Methylglyoxal and its Derivatives against Selected Oral Bacterial Strains

  1. CO Shobo (M. Med. Sc, summa cum laude, 2016)

Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Campylobacter jejuni from Clinical Isolates in South Africa

Resulted in 1 publication

  1. N Mhlongo (M Med Sc, 2015)

The Microbiological Profile of Cystic Fibrosis in Public and Private Sectors in Kwazulu-Natal

Resulted in 2 papers & 2 conference presentations

  1. A Somboro (M. Pharm, 2015)

Use of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to Detect Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Resulted in 2 publications & 1 published conference abstract       

  1. D Chunnilall (M. Pharm Cum Laude, 2014)

An Evaluation of Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns in A Private Hospital In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Resulted in 1 publication

  1. U Naidoo (M. Comm. Path, 2013)

Selection Tools Predictive of Student Success in the Health Sciences

 Resulted in 1 publication and 1 conference presentation

  1. Y Naidoo (M. Med. Sc, 2013)

b-Lactamase Mediated Resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae from States Hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal

  1. Z Essa (M. Pharm, 2007)

 Staphylococcus aureus from Public Hospitals in Kwa-Zulu-Natal – Infection Detection and Strain Typing

 Resulted in 1 publication and 3 conference presentations

  1. A Parsoo (M. Med Sc, 2005)

Applicability of Standard Treatment Guidelines for Infections in Regional Hospitals.

Awarded 76% for dissertation

  1. K Naidoo (M. Med Sc, 2005, 70% for dissertation)

Applicability of Standard Treatment Guidelines for Infections in District and Tertiary Hospitals.

Awarded 70% for dissertation

  1. U Ramgulam (M. Pharm, 2004)

Molecular Epidemiology of Beta-Lactam Antibiotic Resistant Proteus spp. Isolated at State Hospitals in Kwazulu-Natal

Resulted in 2 conference presentations

  1. Govinden (M. Chem, 2001, cum laude)

Kinetic Characteristics of AmpC Beta-Lactamases

Awarded Bronze Medal from the Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science for Best Masters Study in 2002)

  1. Mocktar (M. Med Sc, 2000)

Microbiological and chemical analyses of extracts of indigenous plants

Resulted in a conference presentation

Honours Group Supervision

2017:    Antibiotic Resistant E. cloacae in the Umgeni River Estuary                                  

2016:    Costing Diagnostic Stewardship in the Public Sector in South Africa

2015:    Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Management by Pharmacists: An Intervention Study

Awarded second prize for best podium presentation at the annual Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Day, 2015

2006:   Infection Control Status in Public Hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal

Resulted in a publication and a conference presentation

2004:   

  1. Evaluation of a Foot Dryer for the Prevention of Tenia pedis
  2. Staphylococcal Contamination of the Hospital Environment
  3. Staphylococcal Contamination of Hospital Personnel clothing

2003:    Antibacterial Properties of South African Honey

Resulted in a conference presentation

2002:   

  1. Genotypic Characterisation of Beta-Lactamase-Mediated Resistance in Klebsiella oxytoca Isolated in State Hospitals in Kwazulu-Natal
  2. Genotypic Characterisation of Beta-Lactamase-Mediated Resistance in Citrobacter freundii Isolated in State Hospitals in Kwa-Zulu-Natal

2001:   

Antibiotic Use and Resistance – A Correlation?

2000:

  1. A staphylococcal Carrier Study Amongst ICU Nurses
    • Awarded first prize for best podium presentation at the annual School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research Day, 2000
  2. The Efficacy of Standard Treatment Guidelines and the Essentials Drugs List in the Treatment of Community-Acquired Urinary Tract Pathogens
  3. Antibiotic Resistance Determinants in Pork
  4. Antibiotic Resistance Determinants in Beef

1999:

  1. ‘The Competent Pharmacist’
  2. Anti-Gram-positive Activity of Organotin Quaternary Ammonium Disinfectant
  3. Anti-Gram-negative Activity of Organotin Quaternary Ammonium Disinfectant
    • Awarded fourth prize for best research presentation at the annual Department of Pharmacy Research Day, 1999
  4. Quinolone Resistance in Community-Acquired Pathogens
  5. Antibiotic Resistance Determinants in Poultry
    • Awarded first prize for best research paper presentation at the at the annual Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day, 1999, and,
    • Awarded third prize for best research presentation at the annual Department of Pharmacy Research Day, 1999, and resulted in 1 conference presentation
  6. A Staphylococcus Carrier Study Among Health Science Students
    • Resulted in 1 publication and 1 conference presentation

1996:

  1. The Effect of Microwaving on the Bacterial Viable Count
  2. Status of Infection Control in Provincial Hospitals in Durban

1995:

  1. Incidence of Nosocomial Infections at King Edward VIII Hospital
    • Awarded third prize for best podium presentation at the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day, 1995
  2. Evaluation of Microbial and Particulate Contamination in Intravenous Admixtures
    • Awarded third prize for best poster presentation at the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day, 1995

1994:

  1. Perception of the Pharmacist by Other Health Care Professionals
    • Resulted in a publication
  2. Tuberculosis Awareness Campaign
    • Awarded a prize for best poster presentation at the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day, 1994
  3. Immunisation Awareness in Informal Settlements in Durban
    • Resulted in 1 publication and 1 conference presentation
  4. An Evaluation of Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing Techniques for Antibiotics

1993:   

  1. AIDS Awareness Campaign
  2. Permeability : A Primary Resistance Mechanism to ß-Lactam Antibiotics in Gram-negative Bacteria

1992:

The Effect of Clavulanic Acid on the MIC of ß-Lactam Antibiotics