KIPRIME podcast episode 8 - Thirusha Naidu
Global North-South engagement in medical education research and teaching - an interview with Dr Thirusha Naidu.
Dr Thirusha Naidu a clinical psychologist and head of unit at King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex and a lecturer in the department of Behavioural Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
She is drawn to how the established positivist, epistemological landscape of ‘modern’ science and medicine reproduce dominant methodologies and research narratives. Implicit in this tension is a bias which excludes sufficient Global South perspectives and is perpetuated in medical education.
Dr Naidu is currently conducting research projects on Global North-South engagement in medical education research and teaching, as well as in the health humanities aspects of MDR-TB and HIV.