Founder’s Summary


Barbara is a Medical Anthropologist and Conscious Leadership Coach. This page speaks of her research-related work. With more than a decade of research experience mostly in Africa, Barbara’s experience spans from being a Principal Investigator applying, receiving and managing grants, to successfully applying for ethics clearance at local, national and international level. This extends and includes recruiting, training and managing research and program teams, quality control, qualitative data analysis, report writing and in-person presentation of results. She has contributed to a few academic journal articles, all listed in her research work below.

Barbara’s most recent grant was through King’s College London, UK. She received funding to test the feasibility of rolling out a locally produced grief and bereavement tool in a local community in Zimbabwe. Including working with the BuildCare fund, she has conducted work with other organizations including UNICEF, Maestral International, Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe and the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI). More are all listed on the next page.

Related to research and program work, Barbara holds an MSc. Medical Anthropology from Durham University, UK; an Honors Degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from UNISA & a BA in Health & Social Sciences, specializing in Health & Community Psychology from the same university. Her Masters thesis, based in the collection of primary data in advocating for children and adolescents living with HIV in Harare, Zimbabwe is available as a Monograph on Amazon. Her second BA and second Masters studies are both in Metaphysics; consciously living life from the inside out. She is currently completing her PhD.