Hi! My name is Oliver Mutanga. I am an Education, Disability and Health Researcher. I have a PhD in Development Studies (with a focus on Disability) and a Masters in Development Studies (with a focus on migration & higher education) both from the University of the Free State in South Africa. I also 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 the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo in Norway as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow. Prior to joining the University of Oslo, 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 University of Oslo’s Faculty of Medicine; CICOPS Fellowship (2015) – the University of Pavia, Italy and the Prestige Doctoral Fellowship (2013-2015) -the University of the Free State, South Africa.
Since 2003, I have been researching on social issues (disability, education, HIV, migration, poverty). I have done consultancy work (education, health, disability & migration) for private and public institutions as well as NGOs.