Shingai Machingaidze joined EDCTP in September 2015 as a Project Officer. She is an epidemiologist by training, with a particular interest in vaccines and vaccination programmes, as well as the translation of research into policy and practice. Shingai was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. She received undergraduate training in molecular biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. In 2011 she obtained a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology also from UCT. Shingai is currently studying towards a PhD in International Health with the Centre for International Health (CIH), University of Munich (LMU).
Before joining the EDCTP, Shingai worked as a researcher at UCT for five years with the South African TB Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) managing an adolescent tuberculosis cohort study, as well as with the Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA) coordinating research on vaccination programmes (EPI) in Africa.
Shingai has published in the fields of vaccines and TB epidemiology. She is a peer-reviewer for several international medical journals, and is a member of faculty of the Annual African Vaccinology Course.