Dr Tineke WATER is a Public Health Consultant with the World Bank Cambodia and visiting Professor of Public Health at the Cambodian University of Technology, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She holds a PhD (child health) from AUT University, New Zealand, and a MA in Development Studies (with a focus on Global Health) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Her recent roles have included the development of a Research Department at the University of Puthisastra, Cambodia and supporting the development of a strong research environment including establishing an IRB, successful grants, oversight of student (health science) thesis and increasing publications in international peer reviewed journals for the university. Tineke's research expertise and focus is on social science and participatory research with children/youth, public health, humanitarian response and disaster/emergency response (HIV, nutrition, diarrheic disease) and health care ethics. She continues to work with organization's/universities to support research and postgraduate study; and consults for international NGOs related to child/maternal/public health; in addition to continuing to publish in international journals.
Recent research projects include an photo narrative project on HIV and TB in Mozambique; an evaluation of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Cambodia for UNICEF; an evaluation of Rapid Antigen Testing in Cambodian communities for UNICEF; development of the Health Technology Road Map for the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI) Cambodia; evaluation of a Human Trafficking Program in Cambodia (Ratanak International); and a program for women and youth led research (USAID).
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a PhD (child health) from AUT University, New Zealand, and a MA in Development Studies (with a focus on Global Health) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.