Hi! My name is Oliver Mutanga– an independent consultant. I am an Education, Disability and Health Researcher. I have a PhD in Development Studies (with a focus on Disability & Education in Africa) and a Masters in Development Studies (with a focus on Migration & Education) both from the University of the Free State in South Africa. I have a BSc Honours in Politics and Administration from the University of Zimbabwe. Currently, I am based in England. I am an Expert Evaluator at the European Commission.
In 2019, I was a Global Challenges Research Fellow at the University College, London. Between 2017 and 2018 I was based at Universitetet i Oslo’s Faculty of Medicine in Norway as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow. Previously, I worked in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
To date, I have been awarded four Fellowships: Global Challenges Fellowship (2019) – University College, London; Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2018) – European Commission & the Universitetet i Oslo; CICOPS Fellowship (2015) – the Università di Pavia, Italy and the Prestige Doctoral Fellowship (2013-2015) -the University of the Free State, South Africa.
Since 2003, I have been researching on various social issues (disability, education, HIV, migration, poverty). I have done consultancy work (capacity building, education, health, disability & migration) for private and public institutions as well as NGOs.