Phumzile Skosana is a clinical pharmacist and has completed her PhD in antimicrobial utilization in South Africa in collaboration with Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences in the UK. She is a lecturer at Sefako Makgatho University in the School of Pharmacy, Clinical department.
Her areas of interest in research focus on antimicrobial use and stewardship, infectious diseases and adverse drug reactions. She has published in peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals. Her work has received international recognition as evident by the invitation to present at various symposiums and conferences in Namibia, Botswana and Mali. She has presented at various conferences and workshops locally in South Africa (SAAHIP, SASOCP, Pharmacy Show etc.) and internationally (Muria and Conference on Antibiotic Stewardship and Conservation in Africa). She is a mentor for the international AMR Ducit blue internship programme run yearly and the ReAct Africa & Students against Superbugs Africa AMR Ambassadors program. She is supervising MPharm and undergraduate students with research all focusing on the rational use of antimicrobials in specific population groups to try reduce the prevalence of AMR.