Theodore Duxbury

Institution: Rhodes University

Faculty/department: Pharmacy faculty & Epistemic Justice Engaged Research division

Research field: Health development

Supervisors: Dr Sharli Anne Paphitis, Epistemic Justice Engaged Research Division, Rhodes University. Co-supervisors: Prof Roman Tandlich, Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University; and Dr Christopher John Burman, Rural Development and Innovation Hub, Limpopo University.

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Theodore Duxbury was born and grew up in Somerset East in the Eastern Cape. Among many other qualifications, he holds a certificate in peer mentoring with the Trojan Academic Initiative (TAI) Student Peer Mentoring Programme (2014), and a BPharm (2016) and MPharm (2018) from Rhodes University (RU). His master’s thesis was titled Collaborative Health Literacy Development: A World Health Organisation Workplace Health Promotion approach to address tobacco use. Theodore’s work addresses health and gender inequalities and facilitates health development through leadership strengthening and epistemic justice at Rhodes University and in the Grahamstown community. For his doctoral studies, his research will look at building resilience through community-driven rural health development. Theodore was the Faculty of Pharmacy postgraduate representative (2016 to mid-2017), chairperson of the RU Anglican Society (2016 and 2017), and engages in a variety of spiritual activities on and off campus. He was also elected as the Cathedral of St Michael and St George Parish Councillor (2016 and 2018) and the social/outreach representative for the Cathedral Students Ministry (2016-2018).