Address Malata, DipNurs, MRM, MScN, PhD, FAAN, is a Nurse and Midwifery leader in education, practice and research in Malawi, Africa and globally. She has worked for University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) since 1989, and served as Vice Principal before being appointed as Principal in 2008.
In her leadership as Head of School, she spearheaded the development and implementation of six Masters Programs and a PhD Program in Interprofessional Education and Practice as well as expansion of various undergraduate programs.
KCN was designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Interprofessional Education and Practice, one of only 43 WHO Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centers in the world. She spearheaded the process and hence holds the position of Director for the Centre.
She is the past President of Africa Honor Society of Nursing [Tau Lambda-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)]. She currently serves on the STTI Foundation Board of Directors. She was recognized as a Virginia Henderson Fellow of STTI, and is an Adjunct Professor for Michigan State University. She serves on various Boards such as Malawi University of Science and Technology, World Vision, Action Aid, MaiKhanda, Parental and Child Health Initiative, etc.
Professor Malata has received many awards, some of which are: a Doctor Honaris Cuasa by the Faculty of Medicine at University of Oslo, and an Award of Excellence in Nursing & Midwifery by the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi. She is the first African Nurse/Midwife leader to be recognized as a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing.
She is the Vice President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). She has been Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator for numerous research projects focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and has published in numerous International Peer Reviewed Journals. She has supervised postgraduate students at MSc. and PhD level and has examined postgraduate students from all over the world, and sits on a number of Editorial Boards.
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