Maylene Shung-King

Professor, Health Policy, University of Cape Town

Maylene Shung-King is an Associate Professor in the Health Policy and Systems Division of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town and has a DPhil (oxon) in Social Policy. She previously worked as Deputy- and Acting Director of the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town for 10 years.

Her passion for child health remains and she currently is involved in a multi-country research network focusing on determinants of NCDs in adolescents, in Africa and the Caribbean. She convenes a post-graduate Diploma in Health Leadership, thus contributing to health systems strengthening through leadership capacity development.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, Health Policy, University of Cape Town