Prof Mary Hazel Ross


Prof Mary Hazel RossProf Mary Hazel Ross, BSc (Hons), MBChB, DGA, DTM&H, DPH, DOH, FCPHM(SA), FFOM(UK), FFPH(UK), FFTM(RCP&S Glasgow) is currently an occupational and public health medicine consultant, an honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and serves on the board of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).

Over the last 10 years, she has been involved in development and assurance of health services and directing operational research, occupational health, public health medicine and HIV programmes in global mining groups and other industries, particularly in the African continent. She serves on editorial advisory committees for local and international journals in her fields of expertise and is Chair of the working group on occupational infectious agents for the International Commission for Occupational Health for which she served two triennial terms on the Board. She is a member of the WHO advisory group for the International Health Regulations.

She was previously an Executive Director for the NHLS, the Occupational Health Programme Director for the Mine Health and Safety Council, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health for the Department of Health.

Her honorary academic portfolio includes serving on the Human Research Ethics Committee for the Faculty of Health Sciences, supervising post-graduate research, and co-ordinating the Travel Medicine short course at the University of the Witwatersrand.