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Expert in Chronic Diseases including HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, Document Analysis and Examination


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Norfolk
United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert writes impartial individual witness expert reports for immigration solicitors on all risks for Zimbabwean nationals to be returned to Zimbabwe. She uses a holistic approach highlighting Zimbabwe's broad state of chronic vulnerability, socio-economic issues and political developments, Human rights, inequitable gender relations and governance, infrastructure, discriminatory policy issues, critical issues of food, water and sanitation, engagement of the Government of Zimbabwe with donor community and the responses and programmes, inaccessibility of the majority of people to affordable essential medicines (including anti-retroviral drugs) and commodities. Expert also attends meetings and court for cross-examination. She does desk research and also makes periodic annual visits to Zimbabwe to gather evidence-based or update data from the ground.

Expert has been assessing causes and characteristics of Zimbabwe's issues, impacts and capacities for decades both in theory and in practice, hence her current functional competencies as a expert witness. She has a Masters degree (MSc) and a PhD in Development Studies. She produced a thesis in fulfillment of her doctoral studies, with evidence-based data collected over a period of 12 months from mainly rural Zimbabwe. For her MSc dissertation she also examined evidence-based data on barriers to women managers' advancements in Zimbabwe. She is an experienced and multi-skilled Development Practitioner committed to the world's most marginalised and vulnerable people, with 17 years hands-on experience in development practice which includes gender advocacy; politics, governance & capacity building issues; the economy; well-being; health promotion issues (including nutrition, water & sanitation); community development & empowerment; livelihoods & social mapping; policy & human rights issues. Her studies together with her work experience are very relevant to what she does and her future commitments and ambitions, as she studied and practise(d) development including the major chronic issues of poverty and impacts of diseases, gender imbalances, the macro and micro-economy, politics and governance, human rights and livelihoods.

Expert is a successful expert witness working alone and with other experts, hence she is able to work individually and/or as a team member.

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expert witness

Expert testifies by giving evidence or proof as an expert witness. Her formal comprehensive legal written and/or spoken statements are expert testimonies of true stories and real life situations. She aims to promote awareness which should enhance marginalised and vulnerable people's well-being in their communities encompassing issues of - individuality, responsibilities, rights and entitlements, choice, privacy, independence, dignity, respect and partnership within communities; however she is also aware of practical limitations/barriers involved in development discourses and practice.

Expert's expert testimonies highlights multi-sectoral assessments to aid court decision-making pertinent to people's social and survival needs, capacities and human rights. She prefers the multi-sectoral approach because it gives a bigger and better holistic and realistic understanding of needs and issues, a good testimony in legal issues.

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expert testimony

From her long work experience and studies, Expert is aware of issues pertaining to marginalised and vulnerable people especially in that they have limited and/or no voice of their own. In a democratic legal system all people are suppose to claim what is rightfully theirs and some need assistance. All pertinent issues have to be highlighted in order to aid court decision making processes making it necessary to engage experts.
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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2004   PhD   Development Studies   University of East Anglia  
1993   MSc   Development Studies   University of Birmingham  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Expert Witness

 

Expert as an expert witness writes reports for immigration solicitors on all risks for Zimbabwean nationals to be returned to Zimbabwe. She also analyses and examines documents. She attends meetings and court for cross-examination. Desk research and periodic annual visits to Zimbabwe to gather evidence-based or update data from the ground.

1997 to 1999

 

Bindura Municipality - seconded by Government

 

Council

 

Commissioner

 

Expert was seconded to council with a mandate to assist council recover. She exercised all the full functions of council and its top executive as there was no council and its top executive.

1982 to 1999

 

Ministry of Local Government and Town Planning

 

Provincial & District Administration

 

Joint District Administrator(DA) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)

 

Expert represented central government. She was also a Government advisor as well as CEO of council, and a Commissioner of an urban council.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

International Professional Member, www.devex.com

Awards/Recognition

Rockefeller Foundation Fellow Commonwealth Fellowship Recipient


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2006   Ministry of Education in Zimbabwe and UN (UNICEF)   Consultancy   Expert did a national field study to establish the unit cost and co-financing modalities of basic education in Zimbabwe
1982 to 1999   Ministry of Local Government & Town Planning of Zimbabwe   Joint District Administrator (DA) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)   Expert represented central government and also a Government advisor as well as CEO of council and then Commissioner.
1973 to 1981   British Government - DHSS   Local Officer II   Expert worked for the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS)assessing means tested government benefits
1973 to 1973   British National Health Service   Student nurse   Expert embarked on student nurse training

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was part of the team of expert witnesses engaged on Zimbabwean country guidance cases heard from 1-3 March 2010 at an AIT hearing in London.
  • Expert from November 2005 to January 2006 was in the consulting team that was invovlved in a national field study to establish the unit cost and co-financing modalities of basic education in Zimbabwe with particular attention to vulnerable individuals.
  • From November to December 1996 Expert was contracted by Kellogg Foundation as a consultant to do the Bindura District baseline survey for the Foundation before it funded agricultural projects in the District in 1997.
  • Expert was hired as a gender awareness consultant twice in 1996 in a remote and poorest Zimbabwean District of rural Rushinga in Mashonaland Province funded by SIDA.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been involved in cases which primarily needed assistance with the impacts of chronic diseases including HIV and AIDS. She has worked with Immigration Advisory Services, Private Law firms, Refugee ad Migrant Justice (formerly the Refugee Legal Centre). She has also attended meetings with caseworkers, lawyers, barristers and court hearings in Asylum and Immigration Tribunals
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2006 to   UK   Expert is a expert witness working with immigration solicitors in the UK.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Expert is proficient in the usage of the English language, with excellent abilities to speak, read and write in English.
Shona   Expert is proficient in the usage of the Shona language, with excellent abilities to speak, read and write in Shona.
Ndebele   Expert can speak elementary Ndebele language.

Market Research:
Expert is a resource in the field as she has been a successful expert witness working alone and with other experts, hence she is able to work individually and/or as a team member.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert was mentored into expert witness work by a renowned social scientist in the HIV and AIDS industry, Professor Tony Barnett an economist, of the London School of Economics. Recently she worked jointly on Zimbabwean country guidance cases, with Professor Barnett. Expert also worked jointly with a well known scientist Dr Jeanette V. Meadway, a consultant physician of Mildmay Mission Hospital in London. Dr Meadway is also a Pastor, a medical expert and a legal report writer. Working with these two diverse scientists enhanced further Expert's knowledge, management and special skills in the expert witness field.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

In order to source clients Expert used word of mouth and in 2010 she registered with the Legal hub and Directory of Expert Witnesses in England and Wales.

Other Skills and Services

Expert as an experienced and multi-skilled Development Practitioner can combine on-the-ground experience and reality with theory all the time forcing situations to effectively apply change management skills.


 

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