Kudakwashe P Vanyoro is a Research Communications Officer and Doctoral Researcher at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand, in South Africa. He has been conducting research uptake work for ACMS since 2014, as part of the centre’s global partnership in the Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium. As part of this role Kudakwashe is responsible for stakeholder engagement in South Africa and Zimbabwe and is regularly called upon to brief decision-makers in government and civil society, including the creation of synthesis documents and other communication products to make evidence more accessible and applicable.
With a background in Media and Society Studies, Kudakwashe’s Masters research explored the ‘blurred spaces and grey areas in-between’ of migration and health policy in South(ern) Africa. He has presented this work in global spaces such as the 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health (MERH) recently held in Scotland and has published A Global Agenda on Migration, Mobility, and Health (2016) as one of the members of the Researchers on Migration, Mobility and Health Group in the Lancet.