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Dr Alfred Maluwa is MUST’s first Director of Research, Postgraduate Studies and Outreach and he joined in April, 2016. He brings to MUST 26 years of experience in research and development, mentorship for postgraduate students and community outreach programmes.
He has worked in the civil service as Fisheries Research Officer from 1990 to 1996 and Senior Fisheries Research Officer from 1996 to 2002, Assistant Chief Fisheries Research Officer from 2002 to 2006. He was appointed Deputy Director of Science and Technology in 2006 and was responsible, among other things, for Scientific Research and Scientific Technology Dissemination and Transfer from 2006 to 2010. Between 2010 and March, 2016, Dr Maluwa worked as Director of Research at Kamuzu College of Nursing of the University of Malawi. He was responsible for securing and managing research grants for the college, teaching Biostatistics and Research Methods to postgraduate students, and supervising methodology for postgraduate students. He also mentored faculty in grant writing and management.
Dr Maluwa has implemented and managed projects in Fisheries, Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, and Health, especially in Nursing. The major donors he has successfully secured grants from are EU, DFiD, USAID, NORAD, JICA, ICEIDA, NEPAD, UNESCO, UNDP and ELMA Foundation.
He has contributed a book chapter in the 2007 Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook, that was published by the African Union through NEPAD on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators for Malawi. He has also co-authored the Global Observatory for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instrument (GO-SPIN) (2015). This is a UNESCO publication on country profiles for Science, Technology and Innovation and Volume 3 is on Malawi. He has 45 publications in peer reviewed journals, 18 of which are in Fisheries, Natural Resources and the Environment and 27 in Nursing and Midwifery.