Kingsley Chikaphupha is a researcher with over 16 years’ experience conducting public health and health systems research. He holds an MSc in International Public Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is fluent in English, Chichewa, Tumbuka, Yao, Zulu and Sotho. He has contributed to various key research and development processes through provision of technical assistance, consultancy and facilitation in Malawi, South Sudan, and beyond. He has also conducted various research programmes applying quantitative and qualitative methods, participatory action and learning approaches and has conducted analyses to address socio-economic and development issues such as poverty assessments, as well as equity analyses, community engagement project monitoring and evaluations.
Kingsley is experienced in using outcome harvesting and the most significant change methods, Theory of change, conduct data quality audits, and supply chain audits. He also has strong skills in developing research proposals and tools, project management, report writing and dissemination of research results. He has outstanding leadership and mentoring capabilities including in problem solving and programme planning/execution. Kingsley has published in peer reviewed journals, made conference presentations, written blogs and been a panellist in global conferences. He is the current Executive Director for a Malawian NGO called Research for Equity and Community Health (REACH) Trust.
Kingsley is passionate about human resources for health, working with community health workers, equity, gender, sexual and reproductive health and Rights, TB/HIV and Malaria, NCDs, and climate change and health ecosystem. As the co-chair of the Health Systems Global thematic working group on community health workers, he has a strong policy voice. Kingsley also leads a cluster on Participatory Action Research within the Social Science (SHAPES) thematic working group of the Health Systems Global.