Lawrence N Kazembe
Lawrence Kazembe, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the University of Namibia. He joined the University of Namibia in 2012, having served in a similar position at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. Much of his career has been at Chancellor College, since 1995 when he joined as junior lecturer, and rose through to Associate Professor rank in 2009. He has previously served as senior biostatistician at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, Malawi, in 2010-2012; as a research fellow at Medical Research Council of South Africa, Durban in the Malaria Lead Research Programme, 2005-2007. He has worked as a consultant statistician with Malaria Alert Centre, College of Medicine, Blantyre-Malawi since 2005. He has published extensively, with over 50 peer-reviewed publications, in malaria research and population health. In 2008, he was recognized as a young scientist by the Malawi National Commission of Science and Technology. In 2009, in Durban-South Africa, he was accorded a young research affiliate award by the Academy of Sciences in Developing Countries (TWAS), and later in the year was acknowledged with an identical medal of young biometrician at the Sub-Saharan Network of International Biometrics Society (SUSAN-IBS) meeting in Nakuru, Kenya. He obtained his PhD in 2007 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His main research interests are in Bayesian statistical modeling and spatial analysis with applications in population health.