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Nonhlanhla Sharon Mkumbuzi

Ntombi Sport (RSA)
South Africa

Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi is a sports physiotherapist and has a Ph.D. in Exercise Science. In her clinical career, she has served Zimbabwe's national men's, women's and youth rugby, netball, football, and Olympic teams. She also has teaching experience from institutions in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Anglophone Southern Africa. Currently, she splits her time between research and consultancy work. Her research work is in marginalised athletes such as women and girls of colour, and those from low- and middle-income settings such as in Africa. Her research focuses on the intersection of biology, race, gender, society and culture, and economics in athletic participation, performance, injury rehabilitation, and sports medicine policy. Additionally, she is the founder and executive director at NtombiSport where she develops research programs, clinical strategies and sports medicine policies that are situated in the lived realities of African women and girls in sport.

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Sessions

  • Visibility and Voice
    Visibility and Voice
    Solutions That Increase Research For The Marginalised
    Discuss the challenges associated with insufficient sports and exercise medicine (SEM) research on marginalised female athletes.

    Review and gain insights from the African Football case study that enabled a team of researchers to access FIFA's network of African players to generate scientific evidence that would inform clinical practice or policy.

    Session Title: Out of sight, out of mind, the invisibility of marginalised female athletes in sports and exercise medicine research: Implications for clinical practice and policy

    In-person session
    3:30pm - 4:15pm
    Visibility and Voice

    Review and gain insights from the African Football case study that enabled a team of researchers to access FIFA's network of African players to generate scientific evidence that would inform clinical practice or policy.

    Session Title: Out of sight, out of mind, the invisibility of marginalised female athletes in sports and exercise medicine research: Implications for clinical practice and policy

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
    visibility & voice

    Review and gain insights from the African Football case study that enabled a team of researchers to access FIFA's network of African players to generate scientific evidence that would inform clinical practice or policy.

    Session Title: Out of sight, out of mind, the invisibility of marginalised female athletes in sports and exercise medicine research: Implications for clinical practice and policy

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment

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