Tania Douglas

Professor, University of Cape Town (UCT), Biomedical Engineering & Innovation
Research Chair, University of Cape Town (UCT), Biomedical Engineering & Innovation

Tania Douglas serves on the Committee on Scholarly Publishing in South Africa. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Global Health Innovation, an electronic open-access journal focusing on social and technological innovation for improved health, particularly in developing settings, which launched in 2018. She is an Associate Editor for the South African Journal of Science and for Medical Engineering & Physics. She is a fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering, a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and a Fellow of the International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering.

She is a Professor in the Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, where she also holds the DST/NRF Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation. She completed degrees in electrical/electronic and biomedical engineering at the University of Cape Town, Vanderbilt University and the University of Strathclyde, and conducted postdoctoral research in image processing at the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. She also completed an MBA at the University of Cape Town.

Her research interests include medical imaging and image analysis, the development of contextually appropriate health technologies, and heath innovation management. She has been a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research in Cologne and at the Free University of Berlin, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London, a Visiting Professor at Kenyatta University, and a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University.

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