KIPRIME podcast episode 8 - Thirusha Naidu

Global North-South engagement in medical education research and teaching - an interview with Dr Thirusha Naidu.

KIPRIME Fellows
Thirusha Naidu. Photo: Erik Cronberg. Photo: Erik Cronberg

Dr Thirusha Naidu a clinical psychologist and head of unit at King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex and a lecturer in the department of Behavioural Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.

She is drawn to how the established positivist, epistemological landscape of ‘modern’ science and medicine reproduce dominant methodologies and research narratives. Implicit in this tension is a bias which excludes sufficient Global South perspectives and is perpetuated in medical education.

Dr Naidu is currently conducting research projects on Global North-South engagement in medical education research and teaching, as well as in the health humanities aspects of MDR-TB and HIV.

Listen to episode 8

The KIPRIME podcast

The Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME) is a major international award and was created to recognise and stimulate high-quality research in the field. In this podcast series we’ll explore the origins of the KIPRIME and discover the passion and commitment of the people who made it happen. 

Host for the series is Alina Jenkins, a BBC presenter and journalist since 2001 with an extensive background in communicating science.