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Professor: Evidence-Informed Decision-Making, University of Johannesburg

Prof Ruth Stewart is Professor of Evidence at the University of Johannesburg. Having grown up in Malawi, she has been working in South Africa since 1998. She has a background in social sciences, and has worked across academia and government. Her work includes the production of evidence for decision-makers, as well as supporting civil servants to access and make sense of research.
She founded and chairs the Africa Evidence Network, the worlds first and largest cross-sector regional evidence network. She also founded and leads the Africa Centre for Evidence.


  • –present
    Associate Professor: Evidence-informed decision-making, University of Johannesburg


  • 2007 
    University of London , PHD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Professor: Evidence-Informed Decision-Making
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation