Mphatso Kamndaya is a PhD student at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He holds an M.Sc in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Malawi. He is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Liz Thomas, Professor Jo Vearey and Professor Lawrence Kazembe. His PhD research focuses on deprivation and sexual risk among young people in distressed urban settings. He teaches at the Polytechnic, University of Malawi.