Charles Mpofu

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Senior Lecturer

Email: charles.mpofu@aut.ac.nz

Academic appointments:

  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2004 - ongoing)
  • Visting Research Fellow, University Of Fort Hare (2016 - 2016)
  • VISITING RESEARCH LECTURER, BOTHO UNIVERSITY (2016 - 2016)
  • Visting Research Fellow, TUT UNIVERSITY (2016 - 2016)

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medical Education, James Cook University
  • Master of Health Science (Honours), Auckland University of Technology

Overview:

Dr Charles Mpofu is a Senior Lecturer at University of Technology in the school of Public health and Interprofessional Health. He teaches in the Bachelor of Health Science and the Master of Public Health Degree. He has taught various courses including Health Promotion, Principles of Public Health, Society and Health, and Psychology and lifespan Development in health care programmes. He completed his Doctorate in Medical Education at James Cook school of Medicine in 2013.

His research interest is in population health and mechanisms for advancing health equity. As a health professional educator he aims to conduct research that will contribute to efforts in eliminating structural inequalities by a radical reimagination of health/medical education and practice. His current research is focused on 1) health, resilience and vulnerability among minority/marginalised groups and 2) a public health niche called inequality bioethics- aimed at translational results that may advance health outcomes among minority/ marginalised groups. He has published articles that address inequalities at country level, regional level and global level.

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Mpofu, C. (2016). Professional doctorates in psychology and medicine in New Zealand and Australia: Context of development and characteristics. In V. A. Storey (Ed.), International perspectives on designing professional practice doctorates
    applying the critical friends approach to the EdD and beyond
    (pp. 23-61). London: Palgrave MacMillan. doi:10.1057/9781137527066_3

Journal articles

  • Badu, E., Mpofu, C., & Farvid, P. (2020). Tuberculosis disease trends among African migrants from 2010 to 2014 in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Journal of Public Health. doi:10.1007/s10389-020-01222-1

  • Morodi, T. J., & Mpofu, C. (2018). Environmental decision making on acid mine drainage issues in South Africa: An argument for the precautionary principle. Science and Engineering Ethics, 24(4), 1181-1199. doi:10.1007/s11948-017-9933-z

  • Mpofu, C., Morodi, T. J., & Hattingh, J. P. (2018). A case study of stakeholder perceptions of the history, management and decision-making approaches about acid mine drainage in South Africa. Environmental Justice, 11(2).

  • Badu, E., Mpofu, C., & Farvid, P. (2018). Towards TB Elimination in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Key Informant Insights on the Determinants of TB among African Migrants.. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 3(2), 1-11. doi:10.3390/tropicalmed3020044

  • Morodi, T. J., & Mpofu, C. (2017). Rethinking Science-Based Risk Assessment in Environmental Decisions that Involve the Non-Scientific Communities: Arguing for the Precautionary Principle. Ethics, Policy and Environment.

  • Mpofu, C. (2017). The international emergence of the precautional principle and its adoption in South Africa: Contours of an ongoing debate. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.

  • Mpofu, C., Morodi, T. J., & Hattingh, J. P. (2017). Governance and socio-political issues in management of acid mine drainage in South Africa. Water Policy, 19(6). doi:10.2166/wp.2017.068

  • Mpofu, C., Morodi, T. J., & Hattingh, J. P. (2017). A case study of stakeholder perceptions of the history, management, and decision-making approaches about acid mine drainage in South Africa. Environmental Justice. doi:10.1089/env.2017.0024

  • Mpofu, C., Sen gupta, T., & Hays, R. (2016). The ethics of medical practitioner migration from low resourced countries to the developed world: A call for action by health systems and individual doctors. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 13(3). doi:10.1007/s11673-016-9726-0

  • Mpofu, C., & Hocking, C. (2013). "Not made here": Occupational deprivation of non-English speaking background immigrant health professionals in New Zealand. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(2). doi:10.1080/14427591.2012.729500

Book chapters

  • Mpofu, C. (2019). STEM fields and ethnic women in New Zealand: Issues of sexism and racism. In Information Resources Management Association (Ed.), Gender and diversity: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (pp. 1203-1229). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-6912-1.ch061

  • Mpofu, C. (2016). Professional doctorates in psychology and medicine in New Zealand and Australia: Context of development and characteristics. In V. A. Storey (Ed.), International perspectives on designing professional practice doctorates
    applying the critical friends approach to the EdD and beyond
    (pp. 23-61). London: Palgrave MacMillan. doi:10.1057/9781137527066_3

  • Mpofu, C. (2016). STEM fields and ethnic women in New Zealand: Issues of sexism and racism. In U. Thomas, & J. Drake (Eds.), Critical research on sexism and racism in STEM Fields (pp. 181-207). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global). doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0174-9

  • Mpofu, C. (2016). International medical experiences outbound New Zealand: An economic and medical workforce strategy. In Handbook of research on study abroad programs and outbound mobility (pp. 446-469). USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0169-5.ch018

  • Mpofu, C. (2016). Professional doctorates in psychology and medicine in new zealand and australia: Context of development and characteristics. In International Perspectives on Designing Professional Practice Doctorates Applying the Critical Friends Approach to the Edd and beyond (pp. 23-61). doi:10.1057/9781137527066

  • Mpofu, C. (2015). The New Zealand Outbound International Medical Experiences: An Economic and Medical Workforce Strategy. In D. Velliaris (Ed.), Handbook of research on study abroad programs and outbound mobility. IGI Global.

  • Mpofu, C., & Haxell, A. (2012). Early adulthood. In S. Shaw, A. Haxell, & T. Weblemoe (Eds.), Communication across the lifespan (pp. 72-79). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Nicholls, D., Mpofu, C., & Shaw, S. (2010). Introduction to Critical Thinking. In S. Shaw, & B. Deed (Eds.), Health and Environment in the Context of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Oxford University Press.

Conference contributions

  • Mpofu, C. (2017). An evaluation of incidents raising ethical Issues in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic response: A reflection - for - action approach. In UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 12th World Conference Bioehthics, Medical Ethics & Health Law. Limassol. Retrieved from http://www.isas.co.il/

  • Mpofu, C. (2015). Cultural safety as framework for research with refugees. In Refugee Research Symposium AUT 2015: Refugees and Research for Healthy Outcomes. Auckland. Retrieved from https://www.ecald.com/assets/Resources/Refugee-Research-Symposium.pdf

  • Mpofu, C. (2014). The global dynamics of the medical workforce: A case study of flows from New Zealand to Australia. In 10th Annual American Association of Medical Colleges Health Workforce Research Conference. Washington D.C..

  • Frielick, S., morgan, J., & mpofu, C. (2010). Reshaping large-class teaching: Enactive coherence and enquiry-based blended learning.. In Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Melbourne.

  • Frielick, S., Allen, D., Mpofu, C., Morgan, J., & Milne, R. (2010). Reshaping large-class teaching: Enactive coherence and enquiry-based blended learning. In The HERDSA 2010 International Conference: Reshaping Higher Education. Melbourne. Retrieved from http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2010/program/concurrent3.html#frielick

  • frielick, S., shaw, S., horne, W., & mpofu, C. (2009). Utilizing Technology to Support Interprofessional Education in New Zealand.. In Health Professions Education conference. Toronto.

  • Mpofu, C. (2008). Critical questions about global standards in medical education and international recognition of medical graduates. In Medical Education for the 21st Century: Teaching for Health Equity conference. Havana.

  • Mpofu, C. (2007). Developing reflective skills in first year education studies using journals as teaching and assessment tools: Evidence from literature and experience of a first-year educator. In Handbook of the Sixth Conference of the Centre for Learning and Teaching Research (pp. 17-18). Ormskirk.

Theses

  • Mpofu, C. (2015). The trans-Tasman migration of New Zealand medical practitioners: A qualitative mixed methods case study. (James Cook University, Queensland, Australia). Retrieved from https://hip.jcu.edu.au/

  • Mpofu, C. (2007). Immigrant medical practitioners experience of seeking New Zealand registration: A participatory study. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland). Retrieved from http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/404

Oral presentations

  • Mpofu, C. (2014). Social inequalities in developing countries: Knowledge for Rotary Peace Scholarship for Masters Student Selection Committee. Rotary Club International, Auckland, New Zealand.

Other outputs

  • Badu, E., Mpofu, C., & Farvid, P. (2018). Is New Zealand immigration policy a barrier to TB elimination?. In New Zealand Medical Journal (Iss. 1477). New Zealand Medical Association. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/

  • Mpofu, C. (2010). Just care: Restorative Justice Approaches to Working With Children in Public Care [Book review]. In Metapsychology online reviews (Iss. 43).

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