Professor Linda-Gail Bekker

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Science

Professor Linda-Gail Bekker is a physician-scientist with a keen interest in HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and related diseases. Her research interests include programmatic and health service research around antiretroviral roll-out and TB integration and the prevention of HIV in women. She is passionate about community development and engagement and is both deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre and chief operating officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.

She is principal investigator of the UCT Clinical Trials Unit funded by the US National Institutes of Health and is actively involved in the work of its associated clinical research sites and networks.