Dira Sengwe

Prof Steve Reid

Prof Steve Reid   -   Board Member

Steve Reid is a Family Physician with extensive experience in clinical practice, education and research in the field of rural health in South Africa. He holds a BSc(Med) and MBChB degrees from the University of Cape Town, a Masters in Family Medicine from Medunsa, and a PhD in Education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. After 10 years in rural district hospital practice, he started a vocational training programme for rural doctors in Durban, and was a founder member of the Rural Doctors association of SA. At the University of KwaZulu-Natal he started the Centre for Rural Health, with responsibility for community-based education and rural health.


He played a part in establishing Africa Health Placements and the Rural Health Advocacy Project and is the National Chairperson for the Collaboration of Health Equity through Education and Research (CHEER). In January 2010 he took up the post of Glaxo-Wellcome Chair of Primary Health Care (PHC) at the University of Cape Town and is currently engaged in a number of ongoing research projects in the areas of human resources for health; medical education; primary health care; family medicine in Africa; and creativity and health. He is married with 4 children, and plays the violin in a chamber music group.