Management Structure

The management structure of the UP ISMC includes an Operational team (Director & Project Manager), Management Committee and an Advisory Board.

  • The Operational Team consists of the Director and the Project Manager. 
    • The role of the Director is to provide strong and strategic leadership, perform day-to-day management, market the Institute and mobilise funding, develop business plans for the Institute and to manage the Institute’s funds.
    • The role of the Project Manager is to support the Director in all aspects related to the Institute by providing a complete administrative, financial and marketing service. The Project Manager also liaises between the Director and all Institute staff and postgraduate members, and between the members themselves.
  • The Management Committee approves plans, budgets and management of the Institute, reviews progress and recommendations for new projects. The Committee meets bi-annually.
  • The Advisory Board meets annually and evaluates and provides input to the strategic and business plans and directions of the Institute.


Operational Team:

   Prof Tiaan de Jager (PhD; Pr Sci Nat)
   Acting Dean
   Deputy Dean: Research
   Faculty of Health Sciences


Project Manager
   Dr Taneshka Kruger (PhD)
   School of Health Systems & Public Health (SHSPH), Faculty of Health Sciences


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The UP ISMC Management Committee:

Operational Team +

3 Cluster Chairs and at least 1 additional researcher per cluster








The UP ISMC Advisory Board:


Vice-Principal: Research & Postgraduate studies, University of Pretoria


Deans of three Faculties:

Health Sciences Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology Natural & Agricultural Sciences  



Non-UP members:

Representitives from:



Other institutions




Published by Taneshka Kruger

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