Margaret is a PhD nurse-midwife, a senior lecturer, researcher and consultant at the University of Zambia School of Nursing Sciences. A former Assistant Dean- Undergraduate for then School of Medicine before it split into four schools, she oversaw and coordinated six different programmes including curricular submission and approval for the programmes. An expert in lecturing in Nursing Management and Leadership, women’s health, research and midwifery programmes, she have taken part in many research projects within Zambia in relation to maternal, neonatal, and child survival.
She served as Country Coordinator and Principal Investigator for UNZA’s Wellcome Trust-funded Southern Africa Consortium for Research Excellence (SACORE), a partnership with three low-income African universities, three middle-income African universities, and four well-established U.K. universities with very high-quality research environments and experience in capacity building in Africa. She is the Regional Chairperson and one of the founding members of the Africa Midwives Research Network which aims at capacity development of midwives for the Improved Maternal and Child Survival project, a partnership with seven countries in the region with technical support from Sida, Sweden. She was also a Project Manager of the basic science and ancillary health care programs for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI –R24), and Principal Investigator for Zambia for the QZA-0484-MW-13/300032 Grant. NORHED 2013 “Development of a novel Nursing and Midwifery Graduate and Postgraduate Training Programmer in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.”
She also serves as a mentor to School of Nursing Sciences PhD students who are supported by the UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-NCD Research (UVP-2) grant and to work with the UVP team and other faculty members to add structure to UNZA’s PhD Programme and its new postdoctoral fellowship programme.