Dr Maria Phalime

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Maria Phalime is Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela School. Dr Phalime is a former medical doctor, author, leadership development facilitator and coach; for the past four years she has facilitated and developed programmes for the School, including: The Leading in Public Life, Emerging African Leader Programme; Understanding Poverty and Inequality in South Africa for senior South African public sector officials; Atlantic Fellows Programme (in collaboration with the London School of Economics); Collaborative Leadership for Regional Economic Development. Her book, “Postmortem: The doctor who walked away,” won the City Press Nonfiction Award (2012) and was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award (2015.