Gina is currently working in the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR) following a post-doctoral fellowship in health policy and systems research jointly funded by IDRC/CRDI, University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Western Cape (UWC) under the CHESAI consortium.
Gina has a PhD in Social Policy and Social Work from the University of York, UK, specializing in health financing and health policy. With a social science background, Gina lectured in GIMPA and MountCrest University College in Governance and Leadership, Medical Sociology and Health Policy and Systems.
Gina’s primary research areas are: health and health policy, governance and leadership in health; health systems function and research, innovation and complexity in health; and actors and network analysis, policy implementation and management practices and medical sociology. Gina’s recent work has focused on governance and leadership in health and policy implementation process.