Dr. Tshifhiwa Cynthia Mandiwana is a trained Nutritionist working as an academic in the Department of Nutrition. She has worked for over ten years in the higher education sector. She spent most of her time training students to become Nutritionists. She specializes in maternal and child health and has published extensively in peer-reviewed and accredited journals. She has served in collaborative research and committees such as the conference organizing committee and as a secretariat organized by the faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Venda. She has obtained several certificates and a Post Graduate Diploma in teaching and learning with Rhodes University. Dr. Mandiwana has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has presented her research at national and international conferences. In 2013, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. Among her recent publications are (1) Mbhenyane, X.G., Seanego, A.M., Amey, A.K., Mabapa, N.S., Mushaphi, L.F., Mbhatsani, H.V. and Mandiwana, T.C., 2017. Dietary patterns and BMI status of adult women in greater Letaba municipality, South Africa. Journal of Consumer Sciences. (2) Mandiwana, T.C., 2017. Knowledge and compliance of lactating mothers on exclusive breastfeeding in village of Vhembe district, South Africa. Gender and Behaviour15(4), pp.10502-10510. (3) Mandiwana, T.C., 2017. Traditional preparation and storage methods of indigenous foods among elderly women of Muwaweni village, Makhado Municipality, Vhembe District–a case study. Gender and Behaviour15(4), pp.10490-10500.

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Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4053-3453

Full name: Dr Mandiwana Tshifhiwa Cynthia

Department: Department of Nutrition
Designation: Lecturer
Qualifications: BSc (Nutrition) (Univen), MSc (Public Nutrition) (Univen), PGDHE (UCT), PhD (UKZN)
Email address: tshifhiwa.mandiwana@univen.ac.za
Office No: office 171- Old School of Math Building

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